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After thoughtful consideration, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Franklin Institute Awards celebration to April 26–29, 2021. At that time, our current laureates will be honored with a full week of events culminating in The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner on April 29, 2021. 
 



Since 1824, The Franklin Institute of Philadelphia has honored the legacy of Benjamin Franklin by presenting awards for outstanding achievements in science, engineering, and industry. Past laureates include Thomas Edison, Marie Curie, Claude Shannon, Jane Goodall, Nikola Tesla, Stephen Hawking, Edward Lorenz, the Wright Brothers, Bill Gates, and Albert Einstein.