Regina E. Dugan

(PhD '93, Mechanical Engineering)

For her sustained record of leadership and innovation in technology and business. Throughout her career—as the first woman to become the director of the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and as an executive in technology—Dugan has spearheaded groundbreaking initiatives in the fields of cybersecurity, social media, and advanced manufacturing methods.


Alexei V. filippenko

(PhD '84, Astronomy)

For his contributions to astronomy and his work to enhance the public's interest in science. Filippenko contributed significant research that led to the discovery of cosmic acceleration. A prolific author, mentor, and noted speaker, Filippenko is one of the most recognized and cited astronomers working today.