The Washington Award
Origins of Award
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Selection of Recipient
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Early 1900's - Herbert C. Hoover
1919 – Herbert C. Hoover for his achievements as chairman, commission for relief of Belgium 1914-17 and food administrator of the United States 1917-18.
Early 1900's - Robert W. Hunt
1922 – Robert W. Hunt for his pioneer work in the development of the steel industry in the United States and for a life devoted to the advancement of the engineering profession.
Early 1900's - Arthur N. Talbot
1924 – Arthur N. Talbot for his life work as student and teacher, investigator and writer and for his enduring contribution to the science of engineering.
Early 1900's - Jonas Waldo Smith
1925 – Jonas Waldo Smith for the rare combination of vision, technical skill, administrative ability and courageous leadership in engineering.
Early 1900's - John Watson Alvord
1926 – John Watson Alvord for his pioneer work in developing the fundamental principles of public utility valuation and his marked contributions to sanitary science.
Early 1900's - Orville Wright
1927 – Orville Wright for fundamental scientific research and resultant successful airplane flight.
Early 1900's - Michael Idvorsky Pupin
1928 – Michael Idvorsky Pupin for devotion to scientific research leading to his inventions which have materially aided the development of long distance telephone and radio broadcasting.
Early 1900's - Bion Joseph Arnold
1929 – Bion Joseph Arnold for pioneering work in the engineering and economics of electrical transportation.
Award Recipient of 2021