Past Recipients

This award is now merged with the Award for Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering Public Understanding and Advancement of the Engineering Profession.

Year Recipient Citation
2011 Beryl Lieff Benderly For outstanding journalistic effort in educating the public about the influence of engineering in medicine
2010 Colonel Mason For increasing public understanding of the profession through the weekly radio program, The Promise of Tomorrow
2010 Bryan Mealer and William Kamkwamba For telling the inspiring story of how engineering can change the world with their book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.
2009 Randy Atkins For increasing public understanding of the profession through weekly radio Engineering Innovation reports
2009 Holly Morris For increasing public understanding of the profession through live television reporting of the National Engineers Week Future City Competition
2008 John Dodge For increasing public understanding of engineering with his series of articles on the key new technologies in the 787 Dreamliner
2008 Alan Boyle For increasing public understanding of engineering with his series of articles on future engineering challenges
2007 Matt Wickenheiser For his series, "Investigative Report: Foriegn Labor," that improved public understanding of visa fraud issues
2006 WESH 2 News For accurate reporting in the “Return to Flight” series, which improved community awareness and understanding of the contributions of engineers in the space program
2005 C. Stewart Gillmor For his biography, Fred Terman at Stanford, illustrating the importance of electrical and electronics engineering, and the contributions of this transformative engineer
2004 William J. Mitchell For increasing public understanding of information technology in everyday life through his book, Me++: The Cyborg Self and the Networked City
2004 Terri Spitz, Steven Cooper and Scott Schroeder For increasing public understanding of the impacts on engineering employment due to the H-1B and L-1 visa programs through their TV news series, Stolen Jobs
2003 William S. Hammack For creating public understanding of engineering, science and technology through his weekly public radio series, Engineering and Life.
2003 Ben Shneiderman For his book, Leonardo’s Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies.
2002 Ben W. Stearns For his book, Arthur Collins:  Radio Wizard.
2001 Stuart F. Brown For his articles "Big Jobs are Going to Micromachines," and "Good-Bye Test Tubes, Hello, Labs-on-a-Chip."
2001 David Kestenbaum For his National Public Radio features, including The Birth of Digital.
2000 Jon Katz For his book Geeks:  How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet out of Idaho.
1999 Whitfield Diffie and

Susan Landau

For their co-authorship of Privacy on the Line, The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption, a book explaining in clear prose the national security, law enforcement, and commercial and civil liberties issues related to cryptography and security and their significance for a democratic society.
1999 Gary Dorsey For his book Silicon Sky:  How One Small Start-up Went Over the Top to Beat the Big Boys into Satellite Heaven, the dramatic story of the efforts of Orbital Sciences Corporation to build its own rockets and satellites to compete in the global market of personal communications.
1998 G. Pascal Zachary Recognizing outstanding journalistic or other efforts that contribute to the enhancement and expansion of public understanding of the engineering profession in the United States.
1998 David H. Gelernter Recognizing outstanding journalistic or other efforts that contribute to the enhancement and expansion of public understanding of the engineering profession in the United States.
1997 T. A. Heppenheimer Recognizing outstanding journalistic or other efforts that contribute to the enhancement and expansion of public understanding of the engineering profession in the United States.
1997 Ingred Wicklgren Recognizing outstanding journalistic or other efforts that contribute to the enhancement and expansion of public understanding of the engineering profession in the United States.
1996 Jon Palfreman Recognizing outstanding journalistic or other efforts that contribute to the enhancement and expansion of public understanding of the engineering profession in the United States.
1995 Philip E. Jenks Recognizing outstanding journalistic or other efforts that contribute to the enhancement and expansion of public understanding of the engineering profession in the United States.
1994 Robert  C. Post Recognizing outstanding journalistic or other efforts that contribute to the enhancement and expansion of public understanding of the engineering profession in the United States.
1994 John M Staudenmair Recognizing outstanding journalistic or other efforts that contribute to the enhancement and expansion of public understanding of the engineering profession in the United States.
1994 Eugene S. Ferguson Recognizing outstanding journalistic or other efforts that contribute to the enhancement and expansion of public understanding of the engineering profession in the United States.
1993 Walter J. Schuch Recognizing outstanding journalistic or other efforts that contribute to the enhancement and expansion of public understanding of the engineering profession in the United States.
1993 Jon Van Recognizing outstanding journalistic or other efforts that contribute to the enhancement and expansion of public understanding of the engineering profession in the United States.
1992 Kitta MacPherson Recognizing outstanding journalistic or other efforts that contribute to the enhancement and expansion of public understanding of the engineering profession in the United States.
1992 Emerson W. Pugh Recognizing outstanding journalistic or other efforts that contribute to the enhancement and expansion of public understanding of the engineering profession in the United States.
1991 Richard F. Harris Recognizing outstanding journalistic or other efforts that contribute to the enhancement and expansion of public understanding of the engineering profession in the United States.
1991 Eleanor R. Adair Recognizing outstanding journalistic or other efforts that contribute to the enhancement and expansion of public understanding of the engineering profession in the United States.
1990 Robert W. Lucky For his visionary book Silicon Dreams and his informative interview in the series "A World of Ideas" on the public Broadcasting Service.
1988 David E. Lundstrom For his incisive personal look at a pioneering engineering project in his book, A Few Good Men from Univac.

Nominations Deadline:
9 September 2017

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