Dr. Walter Massey (PhD ‘66) will receive the Vannevar Bush Award from the National Science Foundation. The award 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.
Massey, chairman of Giant Magellan Telescope Organization and president emeritus of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and of Morehouse College, is being recognized for his truly exceptional lifelong leadership in science and technology. The range of institutions he has led with distinction is astonishing -- from physics, to public policy, to public and private boards, to college president.
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.”