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Largest engineering prize

With visions of the prestige bestowed on Nobel laureates, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in Washington, D.C., will award $350,000 and a gold medal every two years to an individual or team whose engineering or technology achievements benefit society. NAE President Robert M. White says the prize is the largest financial award offered exclusively for accomplishments in engineering and technology. The recipient of the first Charles Stark Draper Prize, named in honor of the engineer who developed the navigational systems used aboard U.S. spacecraft, will be announced in October 1989 at the academy's 25th-anniversary annual meeting.

A 13-member committee formed to select award recipients includes representatives of leading U.S. academic institutions, research and development companies and the National Science Foundation. Robert C. Seamans Jr. of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will chair the committee, which will solicit candidate nominations from 31 professional organizations in 24 countries. However, the committee may offer the prize to any living person, and the award carries no stipulations regarding its use.

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory of Cambridge, Mass., will provide funding for the prize, which White says the NAE hopes will attain the recognition accorded to the Nobel prizes.
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Title Annotation:National Academy of Engineering to give award
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Date:Oct 1, 1988
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