September 21, 2010
Bioengineering Professor Dan Fletcher has been named a Tech Awards Laureates for 2010 by The Tech museum of Science and Technology in San Jose, CA.
The Tech Awards laureates 2010 were recognized for creating new technological solutions or innovative ways to use existing technologies to significantly improve the lives of people in nearly every corner of the world.
Fletcher received the award for his work on the CellScope, a project to combine diagnostic microscopy with cell-phone convenience to expand access to basic healthcare in remote regions.
The Tech Awards laureates 2010 represent regions as diverse as Brazil, India, United Kingdom, Philippines and the United States. This year, The Tech Awards attracted 1,011 nominations. Laureate projects this year represent work done in 54 countries
The Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials, is a signature program of The Tech Museum. The international program recognizes laureates in five categories: Environment, Economic Development, Education, Equality, and Health. They will be honored at The Tech Awards Gala on November 6 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Read more at The Tech.