Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rolex Announces Winners of Inaugural Youth Award

Rolex has announced the winners of the inaugural Young Laureates Program, an initiative aimed at supporting visionary young men and women under 30 and enabling them to implement inventive ideas that tackle the world’s most pressing issues – science and health, applied technology, exploration, the environment and cultural preservation. The five winners of the $50,000 prize are 26-year-old Jacob Colker from the U.S., 25-year-old Reese Fernandez from the Philippines, 27-year-old Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu from Nigeria, 29-year-old Piyush Tewari from India and 28-year-old Bruktawit Tigabu from Ethiopia.

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