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Marc Andreessen

Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

18 Mar, 2013

Andreessen is honored with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering alongside other Internet pioneers, including Robert Kahn, Vinton Cerf, Louis Pouzin, and Tim Berners-Lee. The announcement is made at London’s Royal Academy of Engineering. In a blog post, Andreessen writes:

I am humbled and grateful to be a co-winner of the 2013 Queen Elizabeth Prize. Thank you to the judges, and congratulations to Robert, Vint, Louis, and Tim…I would first like to acknowledge my partner in creating Mosaic, Eric Bina. Eric co-wrote the original code for Mosaic with me — specifically all the difficult parts…I would also like to acknowledge Larry Smarr, Joe Hardin, and all of my colleagues at NCSA and the University of Illinois at the time…

He adds that he will donate the prize money to charitable programs that help spread the culture and foundational knowledge of engineering — such as scholarships and summer programs for engineering students.