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On Wednesday, Feb. 19, the winners of the biennial 2020 Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering will meet with students in the Global STEM Challenges Program at Thomas Edison High School in Alexandria, Va. to discuss their achievement.
On hand will be Jean Fréchet and C. Grant Willson, who are receiving the award for the invention, development, and commercialization of chemically amplified resist (CAR) materials. These materials are now used to manufacture nearly all of the microprocessors and memory chips that enable electronic devices in everyday items such as personal computers, mobile phones, and motor vehicles. The $500,000 Draper Prize is given to engineers whose accomplishments have significantly benefited society.
That evening, the prize will be presented at a gala black-tie dinner hosted by the National Academy of Engineering.