President Emeritus Walter Massey will receive the National Science Board's (NSB) prestigious Vannevar Bush Award, which honors science and technology leaders who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the nation through public service in science, technology, and public policy. NSB will present Massey with the Vannevar Bush Award on May 14 at the National Science Foundation Annual Awards Ceremony held in Washington, DC.
"Walter Massey’s breadth of contributions and remarkable leadership in science, technology, and education are unparalleled,” said Kent Fuchs, chair of the NSB’s Committee on Honorary Awards. “Walter has dedicated his life to serving our citizens. Through his training in mathematics and physics, and his determined and extraordinary leadership, he has narrowed the gap between science and society with an immeasurable and lasting impact on our nation.”