Steve Bechtel—An Appreciation

Stephen BechtelSteve Bechtel became the first chair of the NAE in 1982 to bring the perspective of industry to NAE leadership. He passed on March 15, 2021. Steve was incredibly generous to the NAE and instrumental in raising the NAE’s initial endowment.  Below is an appreciation of Steve based on his own words as published in 2003 by the NAE in ‘A Century of Innovation’.

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