PayPal founder Peter Thiel’s Thiel Fellowship announced the 2012 class of Thiel Fellows.
This is the second class to receive $100,000 from the Thiel Foundation to pursue projects in energy, robotics, 3D printing, biotechnology and medicine, software and digital communication, education, public health, artificial intelligence, and open source ecology.
Since the inception of the Thiel Fellowships in 2010 more than 1,000 people have applied for a two-year fellowship. Applications for the 2012 fellowships came from more than 350 high schools, junior colleges, community colleges, four-year colleges, and graduate schools in more than 40 countries.
Among this class of Thiel Fellows are people with experience in creating and maintaining tech start-ups and the youngest person in history to create nuclear fusion.
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