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WALSH RECEIVES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

January 19, 2007

ANDERSON PROFESSOR IS RECIPIENT OF 2006 MANCEF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is pleased to announce that Dr. Steven T. Walsh is the 2006 recipient of the Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF) Lifetime Achievement Award.

MANCEF is an international organization dedicated to micro and nano commercialization education and recognizes Walshˇ¦s efforts in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia.

Walsh was nominated for the award by the MANCEF Awards Committee due to his exceptional service to MANCEF and the entire international micro nano community.

MANCEF attributes the award to Walsh's earned respect amongst his peers and the long list of professionals who recognize him as a mentor. Walsh has also made major contributions to the technical, entrepreneurial, and academic aspects of the field.

MANCEF was incorporated in 2000 as a not-for-profit organization in Florida. It is made up of around 400 members representing companies and institutions from North America, Europe, Asia, Pacific Rim, and Middle East. The objectives of MANCEF are:

- To promote the exchange of knowledge and disseminate information that can accelerate the emergence of an effective economic basis for the future development of Micro and Nano-technology based industries

- To produce conferences, educational training sessions, international trade shows, seminars and internet-based electronic forums focusing on Micro and Nanotechnology, including commercial and educational opportunities utilizing such technology

- To solicit proposals that will promote the commercialization of Micro, Nano and other small emergent technologies.

For more information about MANCEF, please go to www.mancef.org.

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