The Franklin Institute is pleased to announce The Franklin Institute Awards Class of 2018! We hope you will join us in congratulating our newest laureates for their remarkable achievements during The Franklin Institute Awards Week, scheduled for April 16–20, 2018.
Philippe Horvath: 2018 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science
John B. Goodenough: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry
Vinton Gray Cerf and Robert E. Kahn: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science
Susan Trumbore: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science
Manijeh Razeghi: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering
Adrian Bejan: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering
Helen Rhoda Quinn: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics
These eight trailblazers of science and engineering developed technologies that lie at the foundation of the Internet and launched the wireless communications revolution. Their discoveries have made today’s exciting advancements in genome editing and optoelectronics possible. Their work helps us better understand our planet and the very nature of the universe. Their achievements are creating a better future for all of us.
The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018. For event information, click here.
For 15 consecutive years, Bank of America has led that support as Presenting Sponsor of The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner. Through their presenting sponsorship, they help to make the Institute’s work throughout the community possible. In 2017, Bank of America announced their continued commitment to the Awards event through 2024. The Franklin Institute thanks Bank of America for their remarkable commitment to the Awards celebration and to the Institute’s mission to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology!
Since 1824, The Franklin Institute has honored the greatest men and women of science.
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Learn more about The Franklin Institute's 2017 laureates and Awards Week events by downloading our 2017 Awards and Convocation pdf.
Since 1990, The Franklin Institute has been proud to present the annual Bower Awards for Achievement in Science and Business Leadership.
Every spring, the newest class of Franklin Institute laureates gathers in Philadelphia for a week-long celebration of their achievements. Awards Week features educational opportunities for learners of all ages, including symposia, lectures, and hands-on demonstrations. Awards Week culminates in The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner, at which gold medals are bestowed upon the laureates.
Watch the 2017 Awards Ceremony