Genius in U.S. get Cash as Gift from Foundation

Recently a foundation in the United States to give gifts cash each of USD $ 500,000 to 22 residents who considered a genius. The genius of this is the professionals working in various fields, ranging from reporter to sports coaches.

As reported by news agency Reuters on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, cash distribution program for free this has been done by the Foundation John D. and Catherine T. in the five years since 1981. The Foundation is reported to have distributed money to the 850 professionals in order to assist their work in the future.

The recipients are scientists, academics, artists, activists, and other professionals from various fields. This year there were 22 people who received the award.

The youngest recipient was Shwetak Patel, 29, a computer scientist from the University of Washington, Seattle. He is the inventor of low-cost sensor system to monitor electricity usage for the household scale. While the oldest recipient was Vittali Ubaldo, 67, a silversmith in Maplewood, New Jersey. He was rewarded a prize for works of beautiful and original silver.

Another recipient was Kevin Guskiewicz, 45, a sports coach at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, for having developed the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of apoplexy in the game of rugby.

A journalist Peter Hessler, 42, get a gift for writing extensively about reform within the government and people of China. Radio host, Jad Abumrad, 38 years, get this gift for brilliant ideas brought to his listeners across the U.S.

Another recipient is a musical artist, architect, civil lawyers, historians, and poets. The winner is determined by the committee members did not mention anyone. In fact, the recipients also never know they've been nominated for the prize.

"This is a year full of changes and tremendous challenges, and we are once again reminded of the existence of these individuals has the potential to make changes in the world and shape the future," said Foundation President John D. and Catherine T., Robert Gallucci.