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The Tech Museum Honors Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan with The Tech Awards 2010 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award

Press Release Date 
Wednesday, 19 May, 2010
WHAT: World-renowned education and cross-cultural dialogue advocate Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan will be in Redmond, WA., for an event announcing her as the recipient of The Tech Awards 2010 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award. The Tech Museum is co-hosting the event with Microsoft Corporation and Applied Materials, major sponsors of The Tech Awards. Her Majesty will be recognized for her leadership, efforts in protecting human rights around the world and relentless campaigning for broader access to schools and higher quality education for children. The Global Humanitarian Award is part of The Tech Museum's international program, The Tech Awards, which honors innovators from around the world who are applying technology to benefit humanity. The first Global Humanitarian Award recipient in 2004 was James C. Morgan, now Applied Materials Chairman Emeritus, who championed the belief that technology can be a tool to turn ideas into solutions to improve people's lives. The award, subsequently named for its first recipient, has also recognized former Vice President and Nobel laureate Al Gore; Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates; Intel co-founder Gordon Moore; Freeplay Foundation founder Kristine Pearson; and pioneer of micro credit and founder of the Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus. WHEN: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 11:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Pacific Time SPEAKERS: Her Majesty Rania Al Abdullah, Queen of Jordan Peter Friess, President of The Tech Museum of Innovation Mary Humiston, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Applied Materials Dan'l Lewin, Corporate Vice President, Strategic & Emerging Business Development WHERE: Microsoft Corporation Microsoft Visitor Center Building 92 15010 NE 36th Street Redmond, WA 98052 ***Photo opportunities with Queen Rania and The Tech Awards representatives*** About The Tech Museum: The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum - located in the Capital of Silicon Valley - is a non-profit learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum celebrates the spirit of Silicon Valley by encouraging the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future. For more information about The Tech Museum Awards, visit www.techawards.org. MEDIA CONTACTS: Roqua Montez The Tech Museum (408) 795-6225 (510) 875-4276 (c) rmontez@thetech.org Anne Heise Ogilvy Public Relations (415) 677-2731 anne.heise@ogilvypr.com