1. The Franklin Institute held a planning meeting for the 2018 Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner. The 2018 event is co- chaired by Leanne McMenamin and vice-chaired by Linda Hauptfuhrer and the gala is organized under their leadership and supported by the Friends Committee. The committee’s kick-off meeting for the 2018 gala took place on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Leanne McMenamin’s in Newtown Square. The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Pictured with Leanne (center) during the meeting were (from left) Grete Greenacre, Melissa Trala, Ann Calvert and Hollie Holt.
The Franklin Institute is pleased to announce The Franklin Institute Awards Class of 2018
Philippe Horvath: 2018 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science
John B. Goodenough: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry
Vinton Gray Cerf and Robert E. Kahn: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science
Susan Trumbore: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science
Manijeh Razeghi: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering
Adrian Bejan: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering
Helen Rhoda Quinn: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics
These eight trailblazers of science and engineering developed technologies that lie at the foundation of the Internet and launched the wireless communications revolution. Their discoveries have made today’s exciting advancements in genome editing and optoelectronics possible. Their work helps us better understand our planet and the very nature of the universe. Their achievements are creating a better future for all of us. The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018.
2. (From left) Leigh Oblack, Whitney Edmeyer, Meredith Newman and Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner vice-chair Linda Hauptfuhrer paused for a photo during the kick-off meeting.
3. (From left) Jennifer Franklin, Yamini Durani, Julieann Shanahan, Rosemarie Mazzeo, Sharon Baky-Nessler and Nancy Cox attended the kick-off meeting.