The Franklin Institute is pleased to announce The Franklin Institute Awards Class of 2023! Please join us in congratulating our newest laureates for their remarkable achievements during The Franklin Institute Awards Week—April 24–27, 2023.
Deb Niemeier, P.E., Ph.D., NAE, 2023 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science
Kenneth C. Frazier, 2023 Bower Award for Business Leadership
Monika Schleier-Smith, Ph.D., 2023 Benjamin Franklin NextGen Award
Richard N. Zare, Ph.D., 2023 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry
Barbara H. Liskov, Ph.D., 2023 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science
R. Lawrence Edwards, Ph.D., 2023 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science
Nader Engheta, Ph.D., 2023 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering
Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., 2023 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science
Philip Kim, Ph.D., 2023 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics
Now in its 199th year, The Franklin Institute Awards pays tribute to our namesake and America’s first citizen scientist, Benjamin Franklin, by honoring the greatest minds in science, engineering, and industry. Our newest laureates have made us safer, healthier, and more connected. Their work helps us understand the world around us, from the fastest chemical reactions to geologic time. They are mentors and role models for the next generation of trailblazers. They are creating a better future for us all.
The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2023. For event information, click here.
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The Franklin Institute is currently accepting nominations for the Benjamin Franklin Medals, the Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science, and the Bower Award for Business Leadership.
The long, distinguished history of The Franklin Institute Awards Program dates back to 1824. Learn more about some of our notable laureates.