The Washington Award
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1970's - H.G. Rickover
1970 – H.G. Rickover for unique and determined leadership in the development and application of nuclear energy to ship propulsion and the generation of electricity; and for his zeal for excellence in higher education.
1970's - William L. Everitt
1971 – William L. Everitt for his exceptional leadership and innovation in engineering education, for distinguished contributions to science and the advancement of the engineering profession and meritorious service to society.
1970's - Thomas Otten Paine
1972 – Thomas Otten Paine for his contribution to the advancement of human progress through the application of engineering, science and economics and his leadership of the Apollo program, and one of history’s greatest scientific engineering and exploration achievements.
1970's - John A. Volpe
1973 – John A. Volpe for outstanding service to his country as Governor and United States Cabinet Secretary and for his dedication, leadership and achievements in transportation.
1970's - John D. deButts
1974 – John D. deButts for distinguished leadership in the advancement of American communications, a vital national resource.
1970's - David Packard
1975 – David Packard for pioneering contributions to the electronics industry, dedicated service to our country, his community and higher education.
1970's - Ralph B. Peck
1976 – Ralph B. Peck for eminent international leadership in, and pioneering contributions to, soil mechanics and foundation engineering practice, education and research, and distinguished service to all people.
1970's - Michael Tenenbaum
1977 – Michael Tenenbaum for distinguished achievements in the steel industry and dedicated service in the interests of the welfare of all.
1970's - Dixy Lee Ray
1978 – Dixy Lee Ray in recognition of significant scientific accomplishments and dedicated service through education and government.
1970's - Marvin Camras
1979 – Marvin Camras, in recognition of significant engineering research and inventions in the field of electronic communications, which have added to human welfare and happiness.
Award Recipient of 2021