Published: 25 November 2011

Professor Guy Paic has received the “Juchimán de Plata” Award 2010 (Silver Juchiman Award *) for the field of International Contribution to Science and Technology. The award ceremony, on 11th November, was celebrated in Villahermosa City, Tabasco, México.

Guy Paic

Guy Paic receiving the Juchimán de Plata

The “Juchimanes de Plata” Permanent Directive Committee awarded Professor Paic for his remarkable contribution to the Mexican society and the rest of the world. The attributes recognised were his professional work, ethical values and human gifts, which are an example of excellent personal attitudes for the future of the Tabasco State and Mexico’s young generations. The Committee also highlighted the contribution of Guy Paic to Mexican cultural development.

The Award has been given annually since 1978 to men, women and institutions in the following fields: Arts and Literature, Science and Technology, Peace and Human Rights, Communication Technology Development, Ecology, and Philanthropy. Previous awarded personalities include, among others, Juan Rulfo, Bill Gates, Alvaro Mutis, Marcos Moshinsky, and Sergio Pitol, accounting for 131 recognitions to date.

* Juchimán is an Olmec stone idol found near “La Venta” archeological area in Huimanguillo, Tabasco, México. It represents the Tabasco State Emblem.