September 6, 2006
The American Computer Museum has announced that this year's recipient of the the George R. Stibitz Computer and Communications Pioneer Award is Edward O. Wilson. Wilson is being honored as a communications pioneer for pioneering the Electronic Encyclopedia of Life.
Wilson, Pellegrino University Research Professor, Emeritus, at Harvard University, is one of the most highly respected scientists in the world today. Hailed as "the new Darwin" by Thomas Wolfe, and one of "America's 25 Most Influential People" by TIME Magazine, he has twice received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.
This year's event to honor pioneers in the computer and communications industry is co-hosted by the American Computer Museum, MSU’s Computer Science Department, College of Engineering, College of Letters and Science and the Humanities Institute.
A public forum featuring Wilson will be held at MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse on Oct. 4 at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Country Bookshelf, 28 W. Main Street in downtown Bozeman, (phone: 406-587-0166) will host a book signing with Wilson on Oct. 4 from 3 to 4 p.m.
The formal awards dinner will be held at the Gran Tree Inn on Oct. 4 in Bozeman, Mont. The dinner is open to the public, but there are charges to participate and seating is limited.
For details about corporate sponsorship or to purchase an individual ticket for the awards dinner, contact Jeannette Radcliffe in MSU’s Computer Science Department at (406) 994-4780 or visit the American Computer Museum’s website at www.compustory.com.
Click here to read Wilson's speaker profile at the Lavin Agency's Web site in a new window.