The Tech Awards 2012 | NBC Bay Area

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The Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials, honors individuals, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies who are using technology to significantly improve human conditions in 6 awards categories.

The technology used can be either a new invention or an innovative use of an existing technology.

NBC will be livestreaming the awards ceremony tonight from the Santa Clara Convention center.

This year’s categories are: Environment, Education, Young Innovator, Health, Economic Development, and Sustainable Energy.

The Tech Awards 2012 | NBC Bay Area.

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Pamela Ronald is Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis, where she studies the role that genes play in a plant’s response to its environment. Her research focuses on the genetics of rice. With her husband, she co-wrote Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food. She writes a blog of the same name.