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Nikola Tesla inducted into Long Island Technology Hall of Fame

Posted March 10, 2010

On Wednesday, March 10, 2010, Nikola Tesla was inducted into the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame. The award was given on his behalf to his next-of-kin, great-nephew William Terbo, who spoke of his famous ancestor’s impact on the world. Terbo was introduced by Jane Alcorn, president of Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, who noted the familial trend in engineering and technology: Tesla was an electrical engineer; his nephew, Terbo’s father, was an engineer; and Terbo is a mechanical engineer. Also on hand at the gala celebration at the Garden City Hotel were TSC board members David Madigan and Christopher Wesselborg. Other inductees were Leo A. Guthart, Dr. Boris Metlitsky, Dr. Nicholas P. Samios and entrepreneur ReiJane Huai, as well as nine Young Hall of Famers. (For more information, see www.techisland.org; the 2010 inductees are available here.)

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