Awards History

In 1940 the Academy began awarding citations and certificates to local scientists. The Board of Managers established awards for noteworthy accomplishments by scientists in the biological, physical, and engineering sciences, to be awarded during the Annual Meeting of the Academy. In subsequent years additional awards were added to recognize the achievements of science educators.

Among the recipients of awards by the Washington Academy of Sciences are Harry Diamond for Engineering in 1941, John Mather for Physical Sciences in 2006, and Vera Rubin for Distinguished Career in Science in 2012.

A few records, mostly in the 1980’s and 1990’s, are incomplete (shown in red in the table). If you can fill in any of the blanks, please contact us.

The first awards were presented in 1940 for work done in 1939 and earlier. In all cases, the year listed is that in which the award was given.

CategoryAwardee
1940
Biological SciencesHerbert Friedman, U.S. National Museum
Engineering SciencesPaul A. Smith, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
Physical SciencesWilmot H. Bradley, U.S. Geological Survey
1941
Engineering SciencesHarry Diamond, National Bureau of Standards
Physical SciencesFerdinand G. Brickwedde, National Bureau of Standards
1942
Biological SciencesG. Arthur Cooper, U.S. National Museum
Engineering SciencesTheodore Gilliland, National Bureau of Standards
Physical SciencesSterling B. Hendricks, U.S. Department of Agriculture
1943
Biological SciencesRobert S. Campbell, U.S. Forest Service
Engineering SciencesWalter Ramberg, National Bureau of Standards
Physical SciencesMilton Harris, National Bureau of Standards
1944
Biological SciencesJason R. Swallen, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Engineering SciencesLloyd V. Berkner,
Physical SciencesLawrence A. Wood, National Bureau of Standards
1945
Biological SciencesNorman H. Topping, National Institutes of Health
Engineering SciencesGalen B. Schubauer, National Bureau of Standards
Physical SciencesGeorge Gamow, George Washington University
1946
Biological SciencesHenry K. Townes, Bureau of Enomology and Plant Quarantine, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Engineering SciencesKenneth L. Sherman, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Physical SciencesRobert Simha, National Bureau of Standards
1947
Biological SciencesWaldo Rudolph Wedel, U.S. National Museum
Engineering SciencesMartin Alexander Mason, National Bureau of Standards
Physical SciencesGeorge Washington Irving, Jr., Bureau of Agricultural and Industrial Chemistry, U.S. Department of Agriculture
1948
Engineering SciencesHarry W. Wells, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Physical SciencesRobert D. Huntoon, National Bureau of Standards
1949
Biological SciencesRobert J. Huebner, National Institutes of Health
Engineering SciencesMaxwell K. Goldstein, Naval Research Laboratory
Physical SciencesJ.A. Van Allen, Johns Hopkins University and Carnegie Institution of Washington
1950
Biological SciencesEdward G. Hamp, National Institutes of Health
Engineering SciencesRichard K. Cook, National Bureau of Standards
Physical SciencesJohn A. Hipple, National Bureau of Standards
1951
Biological SciencesDavid H. Dunkel, U.S. National Museum
Engineering SciencesSamuel Levy, National Bureau of Standards
Physical SciencesPhilip H. Abelson, Carnegie Institute of Washington
1952
This was the first year that that an award was given for the Teaching of Science. This “special award” was given in 1952 and 1953.
Biological SciencesEdward William Baker, U.S. National Museum
Engineering SciencesMax A. Kohler, U.S. Weather Bureau
Physical SciencesMilton Seymour Shechter, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Teaching of ScienceHoward B. Owens, Hyattsville Public Schools
1953
Biological SciencesErnest A. Lachner, Smithsonian Institution (formerly U.S. National Museum)
Engineering SciencesWilliam R. Campbell, National Bureau of Standards
Physical SciencesHarold Lyons, National Bureau of Standards
Teaching of ScienceKeith Charles Johnson, D.C. Public Schools
1954
Biological SciencesBernard Horecker, National Institutes of Health
Engineering SciencesRobert Henry, Johns Hopkins University
Physical SciencesJohn R. Pelham, National Bureau of Standards
1955
Biological SciencesLeon Jacobs, National Institutes of Health
Engineering SciencesW.S. Pellini, Office of Naval Research
Physical SciencesSamuel N. Foner, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University
1956
The award for the Teaching of Science was established this year. It was also the first year that more than one award was presented in a given category.
Biological SciencesClifford Evans and Betty J. Meggers, Smithsonian Institution. Lt.Col. Robert Traub, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Engineering SciencesE. Arthur Bonney, Johns Hopkins University
Physical SciencesTerrell Leslie Hill, Naval Medical Research Institute
Teaching of ScienceHelen Nale Cooper, Montgomery County Public Schools
1957
Biological SciencesEarl Reese Stadtman, National Heart Institute
Engineering SciencesM.L.Greenough, National Bureau of Standards
Physical SciencesElias Burstein, Naval Research Laboratory
Teaching of SciencePhoebe Hall Knipling, Arlington Country Public Schools
1958
Biological SciencesMaurice R. Hilleman, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Engineering SciencesJoseph Weber, University of Maryland
Physical SciencesErnest Ambler, National Bureau of Standards
Raymond Hayward, National Bureau of Standards
Dale Hoppes, National Bureau of Standards
Ralph P. Hudson, National Bureau of Standards
Teaching of ScienceDale E. Gerster, Bladensburg Public Schools
1959
Biological SciencesEllis T. Bolton, Carnegie Institute of Washington
H. George Mandel, George Washington University
Engineering SciencesSan-fu Shen, University of Maryland
Physical SciencesLewis M. Branscomb, National Bureau of Standards
Meyer Rubin, U.S. Geological Survey
Teaching of ScienceCarol V. McCammon, DC Public Schools
1960 This was the first year that an award was given for Mathematics.
Biological SciencesDwight W. Taylor, U.S. Geological Survey
Engineering SciencesHarvey R. Chaplin, Jr., David Taylor Model Basin
Physical SciencesAlan C. Kolb, Naval Research Laboratory
MathematicsGeoffrey S.S. Ludford, University of Maryland
Teaching of ScienceHelen L. Garstens, University of Maryland
Betty Schaaf, DC Public Schools
1961 The Board of Managers officially encouraged granting more than one award in any given category should multiple qualified candidates exist.
Biological SciencesLouis S. Baron, Walter Reed Army Institute for Research
Engineering SciencesRonald E. Bowles, Diamond Ordinance Fuze Laboratory
Physical SciencesRichard A. Ferrell, Physics Dept., University of Maryland
MathematicsPhilip J. Davis, National Bureau of Standards
Teaching of ScienceKarl F. Herzfeld, Catholic University
Pauline Diamond, Montgomery County Public Schools
1962
Biological SciencesRobert W. Krauss, University of Maryland
Engineering SciencesRodney E. Grantham, U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory
Physical SciencesJohn D. Hoffman, chief of Dielectrics Section, Electricity Division, National Bureau of Standards
MathematicsLawrence E. Payne, research professor, University of Maryland
Teaching of ScienceCharles R. Naeser, professor chemistry and chairman, Chemistry Department, George Washington University
Ralph D. Myers, Physics Department, University of Maryland
1963
Biological SciencesMarshall Nirenberg, National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases
Engineering SciencesLindell E. Steele, Naval Research Laboratory
Physical SciencesEdward A. Mason, University of Maryland
MathematicsBruce L. Reinhart, University of Maryland
Teaching of ScienceRev. Francis J. Heyden, S.J., Georgetown University.
1964
Biological SciencesBrian J. McCarthy, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Engineering SciencesGordon L. Dugger, Johns Hopkins University
Physical SciencesGeorge A. Snow, University of Maryland
MathematicsJames H. Bramble, University of Maryland
Teaching of ScienceFrank T. Davenport, Frank W. Ballou H.S., D.C. Public Schools
George M. Koehl, Physics Department, George Washington University
Leo Schubert, Chemistry Department, American University
1965
Biological SciencesBruce N. Ames, National Institutes of Health
Engineering SciencesThorndike Saville, Jr., Army Coastal Engineering Research Center
Physical SciencesJames W. Butler, Naval Research Laboratory
MathematicsDavid W. Fox, Johns Hopkins University
Teaching of ScienceDonald F. Brandewie, Arlington Public Schools
Herman R. Branson, Deparment of Physics, Howard University
1966
Biological SciencesGordon M. Tompkins
Engineering SciencesRonald E. Walker, Johns Hopkins University
Physical SciencesAlbert I. Schindler, Naval Research Laboratory
Robert P. Madden and Keith Codling, National Bureau of Standards
MathematicsJoan R. Rosenblatt, National Bureau of Standards
Teaching of ScienceStephen H. Schot, American University
Irving Lindsey, Alexandria Public Schools
1967
Biological SciencesJames L. Hilton, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Engineering SciencesHenry H. Plotkin, NASA
Physical SciencesRobert W. Zwanzig, University of Maryland
MathematicsGeorge H. Weiss and Marvin Zelen, National Institutes of Health
Teaching of ScienceMartha L. Walsh, McLean Public Schools
1968
Biological SciencesMarie M. Cassidy and Charles S. Tidball, George Washington School of Medicine
Engineering SciencesRobert D. Cutkosky, National Bureau of Standards
Physical SciencesCharles W. Misner, University of Maryland
MathematicsLeon Greenberg, University of Maryland
Teaching of ScienceRaymond A. Galloway, University of Maryland
1969
Biological SciencesJanet W. Harley, National Institutes of Health
Engineering SciencesCharles R. Gunn, NASA Goddard Flight Center
Physical SciencesMarilyn E. Jacox and Dolphus E. Milligan, National Bureau of Standards
MathematicsJoseph Auslander, University of Maryland
Teaching of ScienceKelso B. Morris, Howard University
1970
Biological SciencesMaxine F. Singer, National Institutes of Health
Engineering SciencesThomas E. McGunilgal, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Physical SciencesW. Kent Ford, Jr., Carnegie Institution of Washington
MathematicsWilliam W. Adams, University of Maryland
Teaching of ScienceJohn M. Fowler, University of Maryland
1971
Biological SciencesGlenn W. Patterson, University of Maryland
Engineering SciencesRobert L. Dedrick, National Institutes of Health
Physical SciencesThomas C. Farrar, National Bureau of Standards
Edwin D. Becker, National Institutes of Health
MathematicsAlan J. Goldman, National Bureau of Standards
Teaching of ScienceWilliam Dunkun, Alexandria City Public Schools
1972
Biological SciencesW. French Anderson, National Institutes of Health
Engineering SciencesC. Nicholas Pryor, Naval Ordnance Laboratory
Physical SciencesO.W. Greenberg, University of Maryland
MathematicsAlfred Gray, University of Maryland
Teaching of ScienceGart Westerhout, University of Maryland
1973
Biological SciencesJames L. Reveal, University of Maryland
Physical SciencesMartin E. Glicksman, Naval Research Laboratory
Teaching of ScienceJerry B. Marion, University of Maryland
Robert C. Vincent, George Washington University
1974
Biological SciencesRonald B. Herberman, National Cancer Institute
Engineering SciencesThomas N. Pyke, Jr., National Bureau of Standards
Physical SciencesJogesh Chandra Pati, University of Maryland
Teaching of ScienceJoseph A. Bellanti, School of Medicine, Georgetown University
Phillip Connors, University of Maryland
Robert Leroy Wistort, Beltsville Maryland Public Schools
1975
Biological SciencesFloyd E. Bloom, National Institute of Mental Health
Engineering SciencesJohn D. Anderson, Jr., University of Maryland
Physical SciencesDavid L. Griscom, Naval Research Laboratory
Teaching of ScienceCarleton R. Treadwell, School of Medicine, George Washington University
Donat G. Wentzel, University of Maryland
1976 The Berenice Lamberton Award for the Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools was established. This was also the first year that an award for Behavioral Sciences was given.
Behavioral SciencesJulius E. Uhlaner, Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
Biological SciencesWayne A. Hendrickson, Naval Research Laboratory
Engineering SciencesGerard V. Trunk, Naval Research Laboratory
Physical SciencesWilliam K. Rose, University of Maryland
MathematicsCharles H. Johnson, University of Maryland
Teaching of Science in CollegePeggy Dixon, Montgomery College
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceEdith G. Durie, Springfield Public Schools
1977
Behavioral SciencesJames H. Howard, Catholic University
Biological SciencesPeter H. Fishman, National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Diseases
Engineering SciencesConrad P. Heins, University of Maryland
Physical SciencesMing-Chang Lin, Naval Research Laboratory
Teaching of Science in CollegeJ. David Lockard, University of Maryland
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceJohanna B. Donaldson, McLean Public Schools
Special Award for excellence and dedication to teaching as well as meritorious public service to science in the Washington area.Mary Louis Robbins, George Washington University
1978
Behavioral SciencesRobert Hogan, Johns Hopkins University
Biological SciencesJohn Kebabian, National Institutes of Health
Engineering SciencesTse-Fou Zien, Naval Surface Weapons Center
Physical SciencesSandra C. Greer, National Bureau of Standards
Teaching of Science in CollegeDavid S. Falk, University of Maryland
Marjorie H. Gardner, University of Maryland
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceJohn Lieberman, Jr., Alexandria Public Schools
1979 The Leo Schubert Award in College Teaching was established. The award for mathematics was expanded to include Mathematics and Computer Sciences
Behavioral SciencesStephen M. Kerst, Catholic University
Biological SciencesAlfred D. Steinberg, National Institutes of Health
Engineering SciencesRobert E. Berger, National Bureau of Standards
Physical SciencesKonstantinos Popadopoulos, Naval Research Laboratory
Mathematics and Computer SciencesJay P. Boris, Naval Research Laboratory
Leo Schubert AwardJoint award: Milton M. Slawsky, University of Maryland
Zaka I. Slawsky, University of Maryland
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceRonald R. Myers, Alexandria Public Schools
Ronald J. Smetanick, Rockville Public School System
1980 Records for this year are missing.
1981
Behavioral SciencesFrank R. Yekovich, Catholic University
Engineering SciencesRobert M. Williams, David Taylor Naval Ship Research & Development Center
Physical SciencesDaniel T. Pierce, National Bureau of Standards
Mathematics and Computer SciencesJames A. Yorke, University of Maryland
Leo Schubert AwardGeorge W. Gokel, University of Maryland
Berenice Lamberton AwardMaria Penny, Bethesda Public Schools
1982
Engineering SciencesAllen Plotkin, University of Maryland
Mathematics and Computer SciencesLarry S. Davis, University of Maryland
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceGloria B. Speroni, Washington D.C. Public Schools
1983 This is the first year in which an award for a Distinguished Career in Science was given.
Distinguished Career in SciencePaul B. Torrence, National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Behavioral SciencesRobert J. Dooling, University of Maryland
Biological SciencesRobert E. Davis, U.S.. Dept. of Agriculture
Kenneth Kirk, National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Elizabeth S. Raveche, National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Engineering SciencesJames W. Gentry, University of Maryland
Physical SciencesWilliam D. Phillips, National Bureau of Standards
Mathematics and Computer SciencesEdward J. Wegman, Office of Naval Research
Leo Schubert AwardJames E. Hughey, University of Maryland
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceEva Donaldson, D.C. Public Schools
1984
Behavioral SciencesRaja Parasuraman, The Catholic University of America
Biological SciencesPhil Skolnick, National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Engineering SciencesRobert J. Englar, David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center
Physical SciencesHerbert Uberall, The Catholic University of America
John Weiner, University of Maryland
Mathematics and Computer SciencesGordon C. Everstine, David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center
Leo Schubert AwardHenry W. Heikkinen, University of Maryland
1985
Behavioral SciencesJoseph D. Hagman, US Army Research Institute
Biological SciencesWarner Greene, National Cancer Institute
Engineering SciencesJames W. Wallace, University of Maryland
Physical SciencesTheodore R. Kirkpatrick, University of Maryland
Leo Schubert AwardLinda Berg, University of Maryland
1986
Behavioral SciencesD. Howard, Georgetown University
Biological SciencesM.J. MacDonell , University of Maryland
Engineering SciencesS.D. Jessup (Affiliation unknown)
Physical SciencesW.E. Pickett , Naval Research Laboratory
Mathematics and Computer SciencesR.W. Jernigan, American University
Leo Schubert AwardMarylin Krupshaw, George Washington University
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceJ.D. Sproull, Jr. , McLean High School
1987
Behavioral and Social SciencesSherman Ross, Howard University
Biological SciencesJody W. Deming, Johns Hopkins University
Engineering SciencesSherman Karp, Consultant to the Mayo Foundation
Physical SciencesRussel D. Young, National Bureau of Standards
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceAmado Jose Dandoval, D.C. Public School System
1988
Distinguished Career in ScienceW. Edwards Deming, Private Consultant and Simon W. Strauss, U.S. Air Force
Behavioral and Social SciencesAmitai Etzioni, George Washington University
Biological SciencesDennis Marc Klinman, National Institutes of Health
Engineering SciencesThomas McAvoy, University of Maryland
Physical SciencesJoint Award: Satindar M. Bhagat, Rolfe E. Glover, III, Jeffrey W. Lynn, University of Maryland
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceHarvey Wynn, Arlington Public School System
Leo Schubert AwardEdward W. Redish, University of Maryland
1989
Distinguished Career in ScienceLennard A. Fisk, NASA
Behavioral and Social SciencesMatilda White Riley, NIH
Biological SciencesRichard B. Rothman, NIH
Engineering SciencesRonald L. Levin, NIH
Physical SciencesJohn W. Gade, NIST
Mathematics and Computer SciencesAtef A. Elassal, NOAA
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceMrs. Anne Richmond, Connelly School of the Holy Child, Potomac Maryland
1990
Behavioral and Social SciencesJessie Bernard (retired)
Biological SciencesJoint Award: Angela M. Gronenborn and G. Marius Clore, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Engineering SciencesGuillermo C. Gaunaurd, Naval Surface Warfare Center
Physical SciencesMichael R. Moldover, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Leo Schubert AwardAlan O. Plaint, U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School
James Edward Falk, George Washington University
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceWilliam John Entley (affiliation unknown)
Special Recognition for Services to the Washington Academy of SciencesGrover C. Sherlin
1991
Distinguished Career in ScienceHarold Liebowitz, George Washington University
Behavioral and Social SciencesAndrew F. Brimmer, Brimmer and Company
Biological SciencesMiles Herkenham, National Institutes of Health
Engineering SciencesRobert J. Lutz, National Institutes of Health
Physical SciencesDavid E. Ramaker, Naval Research Laboratory
Mathematics and Computer SciencesRobert E. Fay, III, U.S. Bureau of the Census
Leo Schubert AwardGlen E. Gordon, University of Maryland
1992
Distinguished Career in ScienceWolfgang L. Wiese, National Institute for Standards and Technology
Behavioral and Social SciencesConrad Taeuber, Center for Population Research
Calvin L. Beale, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Biological SciencesJoanne M. Jones, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Div.
Engineering SciencesKyu Yong Choi, University of Maryland
Physical SciencesHassan El Khadem, American University
Mathematics and Computer SciencesDaniel B. Carr, George Mason University
Leo Schubert AwardBarry G. Silverman, George Washington University
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceW. Allen Barwick, D.C. Public Schools
1993
Distinguished Career in ScienceMaurice Mandel Shapiro, Naval Research Laboratory
Behavioral and Social SciencesMarc M. Sebrechts, The Catholic University of America
Biological SciencesLarry K. Keefer, National Cancer Institute
Engineering SciencesDavid J. Fry (affiliation unknown)
Physical SciencesThomas DiBerardino, Drug Enforcement Agency
Mathematics and Computer SciencesHans Joseph Lugt, Naval Undersea Warfare Center
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceEdward L. McIntosh, Montgomery County Public Schools
Elaine Kilbourne, Montgomery County Public Schools
1994
Distinguished Career in ScienceRobert J. Celotta, National Institute for Standards and Technology and Appajosula Srinvasa Rao, Naval Surface Warfare Center
Behavioral and Social SciencesDeborah A. Boehm-Davis, George Mason University
Biological SciencesJoseph H. Kirkbride, Jr., U.S. Department of Agriculture
Physical SciencesA.K. Gopal, Naval Research Laboratory
Mathematics and Computer SciencesRichard Pokrass, Naval Surface Warfare Center
Leo Schubert AwardMicelle Heller (Affiliation Unknown)
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceGarry Graft (Affiliation Unknown)
1995
Distinguished Career in ScienceHarry R. Keiser, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Behavioral and Social SciencesEsther Nagn-Ling Chow, American University
Biological SciencesDavid Balasundaram, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Engineering SciencesHarvey Hack, Northrop Grumman Corp. 
Physical SciencesPeter J. Basser, The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Mathematics and Computer SciencesChao-Ho Sung, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Div.
Leo Schubert AwardJames Girard, (Affiliation unknown)
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceJohn Clinton, (Affiliation unknown)
1996
Distinguished Career in ScienceRoald Sagdeev, University of Maryland
Behavioral and Social SciencesHarold Van Cott, National Research Council
Biological SciencesJohn William Daly, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Engineering SciencesWilliam E. Bentley, University of Maryland
Physical SciencesJoseph Sucher, University of Maryland
Mathematics and Computer SciencesLewis Pannel, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases
Leo Schubert AwardThomas E. Smith, Howard University
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceCatherine Lamaze, Montgomery County Public Schools
1997
This is the first year in which awards for Health Sciences and Environmental Science were given.
Distinguished Career in ScienceHerbert Tabor, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases
Behavioral and Social SciencesAlphonse Chapanis, Johns Hopkins University
Biological SciencesHarvey Pollard, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases
Engineering SciencesCol. Thomas Doeppner, “Scanner” editor, IEEE
Physical SciencesE. Neil Lewis, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases
Mathematics and Computer SciencesVictor R. Basili, University of Maryland
Health SciencesPaul F. Torrence, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases
Environmental ScienceThomas E. Lovejoy, Smithsonian Institution
Leo Schubert AwardThomas A. Mazzuchi, George Washington University
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceElaine Kalstein Goldberg, Montgomery County Public Schools
1998 – CENTENNIAL AWARDS FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN SCIENCE In “normal” years, Awards are given for work done in the Washington area. That rule was waived in the Centennial Year.
Distinguished Career in ScienceRita Colwell, University of Maryland and National Science Foundation
Behavioral and Social SciencesJane Goodall, National Geographic Society
Biological SciencesFenner Chance (Affiliation unknown)
Engineering SciencesGeorge Mason University
Physical SciencesMark Spano, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Div.
Computer SciencesRobert Kahn, Corporation for National Research Initiatives
Vinton Cerf, WorldCom
Mathematical SciencesSamuel Kotz, University of Maryland
Public HealthJoseph E. Rall, National Institutes of Health
Environmental ScienceGilbert Gude, U.S. Congress
Science PolicyConstance Morella, U.S.House of Representatives
Technology PolicyGrace Ostenso, Science and Technology Subcommittee Staff, U.S. House of Representatives
History of ScienceEllis L. Yochelson, Smithsonian Institution
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceSamuel Massie, U.S. Naval Academy
Leo Schubert AwardAllen Barwick, D.C. Public Schools
1999
This is the first non-Centennial year in which an award was given for Science Policy.
Distinguished Career in ScienceJohn D. Hoffman, National Institute of Standard and Technology and Johns Hopkins University.
Behavioral and Social SciencesMarilyn Sue Bogner, Institute for the Study of Medical Error
Biological SciencesKeith Warren Crawford, NEC America, Inc.
Engineering SciencesFrancis J. Campbell (Affiliation unknown)
Physical SciencesWilliam McLaughlin, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Environmental SciencesRobert Herbst, SRI International
Science PolicyMildred Donlon, SRI International
Leo Schubert AwardSylvester James Gates, University of Maryland
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceJohn Glaze (Affiliation unknown)
2000 This is the first year in which Awards were given for Achievement in Education, Teaching of Science in Middle School, Anthropology, and Astronomy
Distinguished Career in ScienceLucien Biberman, Institute for Defense Analyses
Biological SciencesMichael H. Robinson, National Zoological Park
Engineering SciencesAppajosula S. Rao, Department of Energy
Physical SciencesKatharine B. Gebbie, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Health SciencesMalabi M. Venkatesan, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
AnthropologyDouglas H. Ubelaker, Smithsonian Institution
AstronomyTom van Flandern, Meta Research Inc.
Special Award for Lifetime Achievement in EducationElizabeth P. Campbell, The Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (WETA)
Teaching of Science in Middle SchoolLoudon County Public School System
Leo Schubert AwardJacquelyn G. Black, Marymount University
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceSterling Public Schools
2001
Distinguished Career in ScienceFrederick M. Beyer, (Affiliation unknown)
Behavioral and Social SciencesColin Mackenzie, University of Maryland
Biological SciencesSusan Brust Silk, National Cancer Institute
Engineering SciencesG. William Troxler, Capitol College
Physical SciencesHenning W. Leidecker, NASA
Mathematics and Computer ScienceCharles Mann, Charles R. Mann Associates, Inc.
Health SciencesWilliam A. Haseltine, Human Genome Sciences, Inc.
Florence P. Haseltine, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Leo Schubert AwardJesse M. Nicholson (Affiliation unknown)
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceJose Gonzalez-Fernandez (Affiliation unknown)
2002 The Board of Managers, acting on the recommendation of the Awards Committee, established the Marilyn Krupshaw Award for Non-Traditional Education. The Award, in honor of the long-time leader of George Washington University’s SEAP program, will be presented for the first time in 2004.
Distinguished Career in ScienceIsabelle (Belle) Sawhill, Brookings Institution
Biological SciencesStanwyn G. Shetler, Smithsonian Institution
Engineering SciencesChristen Rauscher, Naval Research Laboratory
Mathematics and Computer ScienceArthur Sherman, National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
Health SciencesDr. Anita B. Roberts, National Cancer Institute
Leo Schubert AwardJudith Jarrell, Capitol College
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceEileen Steinkraus, Montgomery County Public Schools
2003
Distinguished Career in ScienceDr. Nancy M. Gordon, U.S. Census Bureau
Behavioral and Social SciencesDr. Alain Touwaide, Smithsonian Institution
Biological SciencesMr. Keith Tomlinson, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Northern Virginia Park Authority
Engineering SciencesDr. Dennis Bodson, National Communication Systems
Mathematics and Computer SciencesDr. Stuart Katzke, National Institute for Standards and Technology
Physical SciencesDr. Charles Clark, National Institute for Standards and Technology
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of Science in High SchoolDr. William Martin, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt Maryland
Special Award for Meritorious Service to the AcademyDr. John Honig, former President and longtime member of the Academy’s Board of Managers
Special Award for Meritorious Service to the AcademyDr. John Proctor, former President and longtime member of the Academy’s Board of Managers
2004
Distinguished Career in ScienceDr. Prosser Gifford, Director of Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress
Biological SciencesDr. Harold Morowitz, Clarence Robinson Professor of Biology and Natural Philosophy, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University
Engineering SciencesDr. Scott Goldstein, Assistant Vice President, SAIC
Physical SciencesDr. William Ott, Deputy Director, Physics Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Krupsaw Award for Non-Traditional TeachingDr. Richard Berg, University of Maryland
Health SciencesDr. Donna Joyce Dean, Senior Scholar in Residence, National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies and Senior Advisor for Engineering, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health
Science PolicyDr. Albert Teich, Director, Directorate for Science Policy and Programs, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2005
Distinguished Career in ScienceJohn H. Gibbons, former science advisor to the President and Director of the Office of Technology Assessment
Distinguished Career in ScienceWilliam A. Wulf, President of the National Academy of Engineering
Engineering SciencesJames C. Ellenbogen, Senior Principal Scientist, Nanosystems Group, Mitre Corporation
Behavioral and Social SciencesRoberta Cohen, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Physical SciencesPaul S. Julienne, Group Leader, Quantum Processes Group, Atomic Physics Division, NIST
Health SciencesDr. Steven J. Soldin, Director, Clinical Chemistry Dept. of Lab.Medicine, Children’s Hospital; Tenured Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, Pharmacology & Pathology, GWU School of Mdicine; Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology, Georgetown U.; Director, Georgetown Bio-analytical Core Lab., Georgetown
Mathematics and Computer SciencesMary Gray, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, American University
Special Award for Service to Science EducationShirley Mahaley Malcom, Head, Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs, AAAS
2006
Distinguished Career in ScienceArden Bement, Director, National Science Foundation
Social and Behavioral SciencesFrancis Mading Deng, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Kluge Center of the Library of Congress and Research Professor of International Politics, Law and Society and the Director of the Center for Displacement Studies at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC.
Physical SciencesJohn Mather, Senior Astrophysicist and Goddard Fellow Observational Cosmology Laboratory, Exploration of the Universe Division Sciences and Exploration Directorate NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
Physical SciencesAlbert C. Parr, Chief, Optical Technology Division, Physics Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Health SciencesDr. Jeffery Taubenberger, Chair, Department of Molecular Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Science PolicyChristopher T. Hill, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Krupsaw Award for Non-Traditional TeachingBob Hirshon, Senior Project Director, Directorate for Human Resources Program, American Association for the Advancement of Science and Executive Producer of Kinetic City
2007
Distinguished Career in ScienceMarilyn E. Jacox, NIST Fellow and Scientist Emeritus, Optical Techology Division, Physics Laboratory, NIST
Social and Behavioral SciencesCora Marrett, Assistant Director, Education and Human Resources, NSF
Physical SciencesHarvey B. Mosely, Senior Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Health SciencesFrancis S. Collins, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
Health SciencesKathryn Louise Sandberg, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Associate Vice-Chair for Research (College of Medicine), and Director, Center of the Study of Sex Differences in Health, Aging, and Disease, Georgetown University Medical Center
Mathematics and Computer ScienceDan Kalman, Professor of Mathematics, American University
Environmental SciencesNeal Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, Audubon Naturalist Society
Leo Shubert Award for College TeachingDavid Hammer, Professor of Physics and Curriculum & Instruction, University of Maryland
Berenice Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceKaryn Shrake, 4th Grade Classroom Teacher, Burtonsville Elementary School
Krupsaw Award for Non-Traditional TeachingFlorence D. Fasanelli, Director, DC Fellows for the Advancement of Mathematics Education, AAAS
2008
Distinguished Career in ScienceDan Nicolson, Emeritus Curator, Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Social and Behavioral SciencesDaryl Chubin, Director, Center for Advancing Science & Engineering Capacity, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Physical SciencesLisa Karam, Deputy Chief, Ionizing Radiation Division, Physics Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Mathematics and Computer ScienceJames A. Yorke, Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics and Physics, Institute for Physical Sciences, University of Maryland
Environmental SciencesJoan B. Kelsch, Environmental Planner, Arlington County Department of Environmental Sciences
Leo Schubert Award for College TeachingDaniel Ullman, Professor of Mathematics, George Washington University and AAAS Congressional Science Policy Fellow at the House Committee on Science and Technology
2009
Distinguished Career in ScienceRobert Reischauer, President, Urban Institute
Physical SciencesJoseph Reader, Research Physicist, Atomic Spectroscopy Group, Atomic Physics Division, Physics Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Biological SciencesMichael Coble, Research Section Chief, Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory
Mathematics and Computer ScienceEitan Tadmor, Director, Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling, University of Maryland
Health SciencesCol. Renata Engler, MD, Director, Vaccine Healthcare Centers Network and Associate Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Biological PhysicsEugenie Mielczarek, Professor Emeritus, Physics Department, George Mason University
Berenice Lamberton Award for High School Teaching of ScienceJames Eigenreider, Member Clinical Faculty, Virginia Tech; NASA eClips, National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton Virginia; STEM Professional Development Specialist and A/P Biology Teacher, Arlington Virginia Public Schools
2010 
Distinguished Career in ScienceKarl Pribram, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience Program) Georgetown University
Physical SciencesCarl Williams, Atomic Physics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Co-director, Joint Quantum Institute (JQI); Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland Applications for Tomorrow
Biological SciencesJeffrey Mason, Co-Director, DVBIC-AFIP Brain Injury Center, Chief, Division of Biophysics, Clinical Sciences Division Armed Forces Institute of Pathology; Administrative Director, AFIP Magnetic Resonance Microscopy Facility
Mathematics and Computer ScienceStuart Antman, Distinguished University Professor Institute for Physical Science and Technology, Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland
Health SciencesDr. Jay Sanders, President and CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group, Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Adjunct) and a founding board member of the American Telemedicine Association where he serves as President Emeritus
Krupsaw Award for Non-Traditional TeachingMarin Ogle, Chief Naturalist, Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
Science PolicyFrancesca Grifo, Director and Senior Scientist, Scientific Integrity Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
Special Award for Service to the AcademyStanley Winkler. This special Award was presented in recognition of his many years of devoted, effective service to the Junior Academy
2011 
Physical SciencesGerald Fraser, Chief, Optical Technology Division, NIST
Biological SciencesMina Izadjoo, Distinguished Scientist, Chief, Division of Wound Biology and Translational Research Environmental and Infectious Diseases Department. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Social and Behavioral SciencesGary E. Machlis. Science Advisor to the Director, National Park Service and Professor of Conservation, Department of Forest Ecology and Biogeosciences, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho.
Health SciencesNaomi L. Corman Luban, Division Chief Laboratory Medicine. Director Transfusion Medicine/The Edward J. Miller Donor Center. Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Clinical Research Center. Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Pediatrics. Professor, Pediatrics and Pathology, The George Washington University Medical Center.
Leo Schubert Memorial Award for the Teaching of Science in CollegeDavid L. Trauger, Adjunct Faculty, Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Engineering SciencesNeal F. Schmeidler, President, OMNI Engineering
2012 
Distinguished Career in ScienceVera Cooper Rubin, Senior Fellow, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Behavioral and Social SciencesRobert M. Groves, Director of the US Census Bureau.
Biological SciencesJeeseong Hwang, Research Biophysicist and
Project Leader, Radiation and Biomolecular Physics Division, NIST.
Engineering SciencesJeffrey E. Fernandez Managing Principal, JF Associates.
History of ScienceAdrianne Noe, Director, National Museum of Health and Medicine.
Mathematics and Computer SciencesRoderick J. Little, Associate Director for Research & Methodology and Chief Scientist, US Census Bureau.
Mathematics and Computer SciencesGeoffrey B. McFadden, NIST Fellow.
Physical SciencesJames K. Olthoff, Deputy Director, Physical Measurement Laboratory, NIST.
Service to ScienceDavid S. Leckrone, Senior Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope Program (ret.), NASA.
Berenice Lamberton Award for Elementary and Secondary TeachingMyra Lynn Koops Thayer, Science Coordinator for Fairfax
County Public Schools.
2013 
Distinguished Career in ScienceNancy Roman, NASA (ret.)
ChemistryCarter White, Naval Research Laboratory
Mathematics and Computer ScienceMary Theofanos, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Mathematics and Computer SciencePete Stewart, University of Maryland
Science PolicyDavid Goldston, National Resources Defense Council
Science PolicyAl Teich, George Washington University
Environmental SciencesDennis Thompson, USDA
Health SciencesDouglas Wear, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Berenice Lamburton Award for High School Teaching of ScienceVerlese Gaither, Wakefield High School
2014 
Distinguished Career in ScienceDebra Lee Kaiser, National
Institute of Standards and Technology
Physical SciencesMuhammad Arif, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Mathematics and Computer ScienceRonald F. Boisvert, National
Institute of Standards and Technology
Health SciencesEric Elster, USN, Uniformed Services University
EngineeringDavid Danner, IDEAMATICS
Lifetime Achievement in Natural Resources SciencesMarilyn A. Buford, USDA Forest Service
Lifetime Achievement in the Public Understanding of ScienceJack Williams, American Meteorological Society
Berenice Lamburton Award for High School Teaching of ScienceJerri Anne Cupero, Northern Virginia Community College
2015 
Distinguished Career in ScienceRonald Collé, National
Institute of Standards and Technology
Distinguished Career in Engineering SciencesRam D. Sriram, National
Institute of Standards and Technology
Physical and Biological SciencesMarcus Cicerone, National
Institute of Standards and Technology
Biological SciencesPaul Peterson
Engineering SciencesRobert Gover
Physical SciencesGregory Strouse, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Krupsaw Award for Non-Traditional TeachingMaryBeth Petrasek
Special Recognition for Service to the Washington Academy of SciencesSally Rood
2016 
Engineering SciencesMichael Fasolka, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Leo Shubert Award for Teaching of Science in CollegeHolly Frost
Physical SciencesNeil Gehrels, National Institute of Standards & Technology
MathematicsWilliam Goldman
Krupsaw Award for Non-Traditional TeachingMary Satterfield, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Computer ScienceEllen Voorhees, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Special Recognition for Service to the Washington Academy of SciencesFr. Frank Haig, S.J., Loyola University
2017 
Distinguished Career in ScienceJames Filliben, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Distinguished Career in ScienceHamid Gharavi, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Distinguished Career in ScienceKalman Migler, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Engineering SciencesJeffrey Bullard, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Engineering SciencesKevin McGrattan, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Krupsaw Award for Non-Traditional TeachingGuruprasad Madhavan, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Mathematics and Computer ScienceDan Lozier, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Physical SciencesJames Liddle, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Special Award in Scientific LeadershipLaurie Locascio, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Special Award in Science PolicyJonathan Hardis, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Special Appreciation AwardTerry Longstreth, Association for Computing Machinery
2018 
Distinguished Career in EngineeringMichael W. Plesniak, George Washington University
Distinguished Career in ScienceCarlos E. Sluzki, School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution
Leadership in Science and EngineeringJay B. Labov, National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Leadership in Science and EngineeringLynnette D. Madsen, National Science Foundation
Excellence in Research in Computer ScienceWilliam C. Regli, University of Maryland
Excellence in Research in Engineering SciencesAndrew K. Persily, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Excellence in Research in Physical SciencesMark D. Stiles, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Excellence in Research in Physical SciencesVladimir A. Aksyuk, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Lamberton Award for Teaching of ScienceAngelique P. Bosse, Blair High School
Krupsaw Award for Non-traditional TeachingVijayanand C. Kowtha, Naval Research Laboratory
2019 
Excellence in Research in Applied MathematicsAlfred S. Carasso, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Excellence in Research in Computer ScienceNader Moayeri, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Excellence in Research in Mathematics and Computer ScienceBonita V. Saunders, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Leadership in Health InformaticsPeter Basch
Leadership in Materials ScienceErik B. Svedberg, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Leadership in Computer ScienceJohn P. Kaufhold, Deep Learning Analytics
Distinguished Career in Computer ScienceDinesh Manocha, University of Maryland
Distinguished Career in EngineeringAlton Romig, Jr., National Academy of Engineering