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Awarded during NAE's annual meeting in October, the recipient receives a commemorative medal imprinted with a replica of the NAE seal, a stylized Roman aqueduct representing the bridge between science and society. Though only NAE members or foreign members are eligible to receive the Founders Award, founding members of the National Academy of Engineering are not eligible.
On May 7, 2013, the award was renamed after Simon Ramo, who was at the time the only surviving founding member of the NAE. He was a member of a committee of 25 that in 1964 advocated for establishing the National Academy of Engineering, which operates under the same congressional charter that governs the National Academy of Sciences. Ramo passed away on June 27, 2016.
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PostedMay 7, 2013
UpdatedMay 7, 2013
Posted by Cristina Tofan
NAE Receives $500,000 Gift from W.M. Keck Foundation to Name and Endow the Simon Ramo Founders Award