Robert Mayer White

  • From:

    The Washington Advisory Group

  • Year:

    1983

  • Subject:

    Engineering

  • Award:

    Fahrney

  • Citation:

    For leadership in research and development of an operational weather satellite network.

Robert M. White is a principal at The Washington Advisory Group, where he advises on environment, energy, and climate change, and development and management of organizations and research programs. He was President of the National Academy of Engineering from 1983 to 1995. Previously, he was President of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Chief of the U.S. Weather Bureau, U.S. Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission, U.S. Permanent Representative to the World Meteorological Organization, and was appointed the first Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Dr. White received his B.A. in geology from Harvard University and his M.S. and Sc.D. degrees in meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Information as of 1983