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The first winners.

The First Winners

The first winners of the Cecil Green Award for Entrepreneurial Science are John MacDonald and Vern Dettwiler, founders of MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (Richmond, BC). This award was established in 1990 by the Science Council of British Columbia and was presented during October of last year.

The company set up by MacDonald and Dettwiler is a world leader in the development of systems that enable people to interpret information sent to earth from orbiting satellites.

The award is named after Cecil Green, an entrepreneurial scientist with roots in BC. Ninety-year-old Green was born and raised in BC but went to Texas to make his fortune; he is the founder of Texas Instruments.

In 1989, the BC Science Council created three new awards, the Chairman's Award for Lifetime Achievement in Science, the Eve Savory Award for Science Communication, and the Cecil Green Award for Entrepreneurial Science. For more information, contact the Communications Department, Science Council of British Columbia, Suite 100, 3700 Gilmore Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4M1; 604-438-2752. The deadline for 1991 nominations is March 31.
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Title Annotation:News Briefs; Cecil Green Award for Entrepreneurial Science
Publication:Canadian Chemical News
Date:Jan 1, 1991
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