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Washington Award, Western Society of Engineers – February 2011

Posted by on Feb 24, 2011

Washington Award, Western Society of Engineers – February 2011

Marty was presented with the Washington Award from the the Western Society of Engineers, an award created in 1916 to recognize the “devoted, unselfish, and preeminent service in advancing human progress.” It was named the Washington Award as a reminder that the nation’s first president was an engineer. It is awarded annually to an engineer whose professional attainments have advanced the welfare of all peoples.

The list of recipients includes these notable honorees:

  • Herbert Hoover, 1919
  • Orville Wright, 1927
  • Charles F. Kettering, 1936
  • Henry Ford, 1944
  • Lillian Moller Gilbreth, 1954
  • H.G. Rickover, 1970
  • Dixy Lee Ray, 1978
  • Neil Armstrong, 1980
  • Stephen D. Bechtel, 1985
  • John H. Sununu, 1990
  • Wilson Greatbatch, 1996
  • Donna Lee Shirley, 2000
  • Dan Bricklin, 2001
  • Bob Frankston, 2001
  • Eugene Cernan, 2003
  • Nick Holonyak, 2004
  • Robert S. Langer, 2005
  • Henry Petroski, 2006
  • Michael J. Brick, 2007
  • Dean Kamen, 2008
  • Clyde Baker, 2009
  • Dr. Alvy Ray Smith, 2010
  • Dr. Martin Jischke, 2011
  • Martin Cooper, 2012

Read the Western Society of Engineers’ summary of the award here.