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Dean Boyce to Join Judging Panel for Queen Elizabeth Prize

Apr 12 2018

Columbia Engineering Dean Mary C. Boyce will serve as a judge for the upcoming round of the highly competitive Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, a global $1.4 million (£1 million) award that celebrates ground-breaking innovations and engineering that has shaped our world. The prize is awarded to an individual or team of engineers whose work has had a major impact on humanity.

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“I am excited to see what extraordinary feats will be nominated for the 2019 Queen Elizabeth Prize,” said Dean Boyce. “It’s an honor to play a role in highlighting the engineers who are building a better future for humanity, and to participate in a process that inspires brilliant minds from around the world to bring their talents to the field.”

Dean Boyce will join a distinguished panel of 15 international engineers and scientists from across the disciplines, which is chaired by Sir Christopher Snowden.

The prize is designed to recognize not just ingenious inventions, but also the pivotal role engineers play in our lives. In addition to powering healthier and more sustainable societies, engineering is also a major driver of global economic development, according to a report issued by the QEPrize.

This year marks the fourth iteration of the prize. Past winners have included Internet/World Wide Web founders Robert Kahn, Vinton Cerf, Louis Pouzin, Tim Berners-Lee and Marc Andreessen, as well as George Smith, Michael Tompsett Nobukazu Teranishi and Eric Fossum, whose collective work underpins digital imaging sensors.