James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award

Taking Action to Change the World

Taking Action to Change the World

The James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award, inspired by Applied Materials Chairman Emeritus, Jim Morgan, each year honors an individual whose broad vision and leadership are helping to address humanity's greatest challenges.We are pleased to announce that the 2014 honor will be presented to Ted Turner during the Tech Awards, an annual program recognizing innovators who are using technology to benefit humanity, in Silicon Valley in November. 
Dean Kamen Named Global Humanitarian

Dean Kamen Named Global Humanitarian

Widely known for inventing the Segway, Dean Kamen, a pioneering health-care technologist and tireless advocate for science and technology, has been named the tenth recipient of the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award for his life-changing influence on persistent health challenges around the world. Inspired by Applied Materials Chairman Emeritus, Jim Morgan, the award honors individuals whose broad vision and leadership are focused on combating humanity’s greatest problems.
Applied Materials

2011 Tech Award Laureates Announced

A doctor devised a “solar suitcase” to provide emergency lighting and power for medical procedures conducted in regions without access to a consistent source of electricity.Ethiopian television has created a children’s show to increase functional literacy in the country by using a popular puppet to teach youth the overwhelming 231 characters of their native language.An organization in India offers affordable, potable water via solar-powered “water ATMs” to people living on less than $2 a day.These extraordinary efforts that use technology to benefit humanity are among the 15 projects announced today as recipients of the 2011 Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials in partnership with the Tech Museum.