(BS '71, Engineering and Applied Science)
For his pioneering achievement in the development of computer-generated images (CGI) for use in motion pictures, and in digital film scanning and recording.
Gary A. Flandro
(MS '60, PhD '67, Aeronautics)
For his seminal contributions to the design and engineering of multi-outer-planet missions, including the Grand Tour, the course set for the epic explorations of the Voyager spacecraft.
Jessica Tuchman Mathews
(PhD '74, Biochemistry)
For her contributions to shaping and advancing cooperation between nations on international policy in the areas of nuclear proliferation, human rights, global health, and the environment.
Arthur B. McDonald
(PhD '70, Physics)
For his discovery of neutrino oscillations and demonstration that neutrinos have mass, both of which have changed our understanding of the building blocks of particle physics and of the cosmos as a whole. In 2015, McDonald was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics.
Ronald H. Willens
(BS '53 Physics, MS '54 Mechanical Engineering, PhD '61 Engineering Science)
For his innovative and revolutionary contributions to advanced internet connectivity and telecommunications. He pioneered the Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service (RADIUS) as an access server authentication and accounting protocol, which was adapted by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards.