The 2019 Awards Week calendar is LIVE! Join us during Awards Week—April 8 to April 11—to celebrate the 2019 laureates. Learn about these nine visionaries and how their work is transforming not only their fields, but also our everyday lives.
The Franklin Institute is pleased to announce The Franklin Institute Awards Class of 2019! We hope you will join us in congratulating our newest laureates for their remarkable achievements during The Franklin Institute Awards Week—April 8–12, 2019.
Frances H. Arnold: 2019 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science
Indra K. Nooyi: 2019 Bower Award for Business Leadership
Marcia K. Johnson: 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science
Gene E. Likens: 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science
Eli Yablonovitch: 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering
James P. Allison: 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science
John A. Rogers: 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Materials Engineering
John J. Hopfield: 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics
Now in its 195th year, The Franklin Institute Awards pays tribute to our namesake and America’s first great scientist, Benjamin Franklin, by honoring the greatest minds in science, engineering, and industry. Our newest laureates make our world safer, healthier, and more connected. They harnessed the power of nature to make manufacturing and energy production cleaner, uncovered the truth about acid rain, and made some of the world’s most devastating diseases treatable. Their work enables technologies never before thought possible and helps us better understand our planet and ourselves. They are mentors and role models for the next generation of science and engineering trailblazers. They are creating a better future for us all.
The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019. For event information, click here.
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The Franklin Institute invites you to nominate candidates for the Bower Award for Business Leadership, the Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science, and the Benjamin Franklin Medals.
The long, distinguished history of The Franklin Institute Awards Program dates back to 1824. Learn more about some of our notable laureates.