Aug. 4, 2004 -- The Foresight Institute has appointed Scott Mize to the position of president. He has 20 years of experience in the information technology, new media, and Internet industries, and has been tracking the development of the nanotech field for over 15 years.
Prior to joining Foresight, Mize was co-founder of AngstroVision, Inc., a developer of nano-imaging instruments. He was also chair of the Nanotechnology Opportunity Report board, a business consultant for nanomaterials firm, Technanogy, and advisor to nanotech software company, Accelrys.
Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Foresight was founded in 1986 to educate the public about nanotechnology. Its first conference on molecular nanotechnology preceded the signing of the National Nanotechnology Initiative by 10 years. The Institute's Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology has honored top nanotech scientists since 1993.
Christine Peterson, founder and former president of the Institute will remain at Foresight as vice president focusing on public policy, legislative issues and education.