Alan T. Waterman Award
Congress established the Alan T. Waterman Award in August 1975 to mark the 25th Anniversary of the National Science Foundation and to honor its first Director. The annual award recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation. In addition to a medal, the awardee receives a grant of $1,000,000 over a five year period for scientific research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, social, or other sciences.
- Andrea Alù (Electrical & Computer Engineering) – 2015
- Scott Aaronson (Computer Science) – 2012
- Roy F. Schwitters (Physics) – 1980
Visit the Alan T. Waterman Award website.