The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation: Environment and Science

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 7:00 p.m. to Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 7:55 p.m.

Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series

Dr. Jim K. Omura
Technology Strategist, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium
Reception to follow

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About the Speaker:
Dr. Jim K. Omura is the technology strategist for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.  He co-founded Cylink Corporation in Sunnyvale, Calif., in 1984, which became a leading supplier of commercial data encryption systems for private data networks. Serving as chairman and CTO of Cylink, Dr. Omura and his engineering team developed the first 1024-bit public-key commercial encryption chip and successfully used this technology for securing large commercial data networks. He received his B.S. in 1962 and his M.S. in 1963 from MIT, and his Ph.D. in 1966 from Stanford, in electrical engineering.

Join Dr. Omura as he describes the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, their foundation goals and grant-making approach, and many of the projects they support, with emphasis on the environment and science.  Established in 2000, the Moore Foundation supports projects and grants in the areas of environmental conservation, science, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Environmental conservation initiatives include the Andes-Amazon, Wild Pacific Salmon, the Marine Conservation Initiative, and the Conservation International Commitment.  Science programs include Marine Microbiology and several special opportunity grants.