LUCENT GLOBAL SCIENCE SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The Lucent Global Science Scholars Program was established by the Lucent Technologies Foundation in 1998 to encourage the world’s youth to pursue careers in information and communications technology. This annual competition rewards successful students with a one-time award of $5,000 and an invitation to the Global Summit, a week-long visit to Lucent Technologies’ world headquarters and Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey.
The program was administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), and JCIE served as the competition manager for Japan in 2001 and 2002. In 2001, three university sophomores were selected from Japan to join approximately 100 Global Science Scholars from 22 countries at the Global Summit held on July 19–27, 2001. In 2002, two university sophomores were selected from Japan to join a group of 30 Global Science Scholars from 18 countries and regions around the world at the Global Summit held on July 19–25, 2002.