- American Standard Brands;
- Bristol Myers Squibb;
- Consolidated Energy Design;
- Mentor Worldwide (a J&J company);
- Merck Research Laboratories;
- Nokia Bell Labs;
- Siemens Technology;
- New Jersey Institute of Technology;
- Princeton University;
- Rowan University;
- Rutgers University;
- Stevens Institute of Technology.
Dr. Colleen Ruegger, chair of the R&D Council board of directors and executive director of technical research & development at Novartis, said the Edison Patent Awards honor the brilliant minds and visionary companies propelling New Jersey to the forefront of global innovation.
“Within the Garden State, Thomas Edison’s profound legacy continues to thrive, embodied by the 60 remarkable honorees who remind us that ‘Innovation Lives Here’ in New Jersey,” she said.
Lawrence will receive the Science & Technology Medal for his prolific and notable contributions to the global telecommunications industry.
Lawrence’s lifetime of technical innovation and achievements has enabled the rapid development of faster data communications technologies for a wide range of applications and the development of the communications industry at large. His work has greatly enhanced the competitiveness of the U.S. and the lives of billions worldwide by connecting them to the Internet.
The Science & Technology Medal is awarded annually by the R&D Council to New Jersey innovators who have achieved outstanding and unparalleled advancements in the fields of science and technology and have demonstrated extraordinary performance in bringing innovation from the laboratory to the marketplace.
Garrett will be honored for his efforts to impact health care outcomes and medical innovation in New Jersey. Garrett will be recognized for his role in advancing medical education, behavioral health, cancer care and innovation and research. The Chairman’s Award honors New Jerseyans for their outstanding effort and leadership in uniting industry, academia, and the state in pursuit of a research-based economy in New Jersey.
Zwicker is a Ph.D. who is head of communications and public outreach at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Both as a physicist and a legislator, Zwicker has made education a centerpiece of his career. He has launched numerous education-related programming at PPPL, including internship and apprenticeship programs to support current and future scientists, and, in the New Jersey Legislature, has sponsored numerous bills to support New Jersey students and improve the state’s education system.
The Educator of the Year Award recognizes a leader in New Jersey for their achievements in the advancement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in New Jersey.