Salvatore Campione, a Henry Samueli School of Engineering doctoral student, has been named a 2013 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar. This award is given each year to scholars 27 or younger who demonstrate exceptional engineering or scientific research. “This award means a great deal to me,” said Campione, who is studying electrical engineering and computer science. “I have felt a renewed sense of pride in my work and its significance. I chose to be a researcher to be able to make a difference in society, as many have done before me. A recognition such as this is rewarding and the unexpected fuel needed to further the journey.” The Marconi Society was established in 1974 through an endowment set up by Gioia Marconi Braga, daughter of Guglielmo Marconi, the Nobel laureate who invented radio. It is best known for the Marconi Prize, awarded annually to outstanding individuals whose scope of work and influence emulate the principle of “creativity in service to humanity.”

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