MINORU S. "SAM" ARAKI, FRANCIS J. MADDEN, EDWARD A. MILLER, JAMES W. PLUMMER, and DON H. SCHOESSLER will share the prestigious Charles Stark Draper Prize -- a $500,000 annual award that honors engineers whose accomplishments have significantly benefited society -- "for the design, development, and operation of Corona, the first space-based earth observation system."
LELAND C. CLARK JR. will receive the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize -- a $500,000 biennial award that recognizes bioengineering achievement that significantly improves the human condition -- "for bioengineering membrane-based sensors that benefit humankind in medical, food, and environmental applications."
EDWARD J. COYLE, LEAH H. JAMIESON, and WILLIAM C. OAKES will receive the Bernard M. Gordon Prize -- a $500,000 award issued annually that recognizes innovation in engineering and technology education -- "for innovations in the education of tomorrow's engineering leaders by developing and disseminating the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program."
The prizes will be presented at a gala dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 21.
THE CHARLES STARK DRAPER PRIZE
"The Corona project is notable not only for its many engineering breakthroughs but also because its technological achievements have impacted world peace," said National Academy of Engineering President Wm. A. Wulf. The Corona satellite was the first operational photo reconnaissance satellite; this top secret project was designed to observe Soviet missile capabilities during the Col
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