Washington Academy of Sciences Awards Banquet
We are continuing our annual tradition of giving awards to scientists and engineers in the Washington DC area! Awards are given for Distinguished Career in Science, Excellence in Research, and several Teaching Awards. Please consider nominating your colleagues for one of these prestigious awards. For more details please see our Awards page.
Dawn Tilbury Speaks – May 11, 2018
The keynote speaker for the Annual Awards Banquet of the Washington Academy of Sciences was Prof. Dawn Tilbury.
Prof. Dawn M. Tilbury is the Assistant Director for Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation. She is also a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, with a joint appointment as Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research interests lie broadly in the area of control systems, including applications to robotics and manufacturing systems. Her talk was entitled: “Advancing the Frontiers of Science and Engineering: NSF’s Big Ideas”.
Watch the video of Dr. Tilbury’s talk here:
Since 1898, the Washington Academy of Sciences has served as the affiliation of Washington D.C. area scientific societies. The formation of the Academy culminated a decade of planning under the leadership of the Philosophical Society of Washington. The founders included Alexander Graham Bell and Samuel Langley, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The purpose of the new Academy was to encourage the advancement of science and “to conduct, endow, or assist investigation in any department of science.” That purpose guided the Academy throughout its first 100 years and will continue to be our guide through the current century.
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|Among the recipients of The Washington Academy’s Awards for Scientific Work of High Merit are Harry Diamond for Engineering in 1941 and John Mather for Physical Sciences in 2006|
The Washington Academy of Sciences has published articles of scientific interest continuously since 1899, first as The Proceedings until 1911, when it became The Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences. The Tables of Contents of 100+ issues of the Journal are listed here.