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National Academy of Engineering
Award for Achievement and Distinguished Service
Arnold O. Beckman
distinguished engineer, scientist, educator, and industrialist, has exemplified by his achievements the highest standards of the scientific and engineering
Whereas Dr. Beckman has, throughout his career, rendered outstanding and unstinting public service to scientific and engineering education to industry.
and to the nation; and
Whereas Dr. Beckman, through his generous and wise philanthropy, has made important provisions for the future well-being of scientific and engineering education and for the active participation of scientists and engineers in shaping national policy and assuring national leadership in science and technology; and
Whereas Dr. Beckman has together with his wife Mabel Beckman, through their magnificent gift of the
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering
to be situated in Irvine, California, greatly enhanced the resources and capabilities of the Academies, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council to operate on the national and international scene in advancing science, technology, medicine, and their contributions to human welfare;
Now, therefore, the council of the National Academy of Engineering hereby designates Arnold O. Beckman as a distinguished honoree of the Academy in recognition of his outstanding achievements and his distinguished service to the National Academy of Engineering, the advancement of science and engineering, and the nation's welfare.
October 1, 1986
Robert M. White, President
John F. Welch, Jr., Chairman