Robert H. Goddard Alumni Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement

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Named in honor of Robert Hutchings Goddard, Class of 1908, pioneer in the field of modern rocketry. Recipients will have demonstrated exceptional professional achievement in his or her chosen field. Qualifications include, but are not limited to, outstanding leadership skills, business acumen, innovative approaches to technical challenges, pre-eminence in teaching or research, and/or entrepreneurship.

In 1926, Dr. Goddard's first liquid fuel rocket was launched in Auburn, Mass. Larger scale experiments and a skeptical local government made it necessary for Dr. Goddard, who was to become recognized as the father of the United States space program, to move to New Mexico in 1930. There, he carried on a major series of tests until 1942 at which time he was called to Washington as Chief of Navy Research on jet-propelled planes.

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2018 Bari Hamami '93 Alumni

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2018 Lynn M. Foden '03 MBA Alumni

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2018 Maria Elisa Carvajal '88 Alumni

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2018 Robert D. Woog '68 Alumni

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2018 Steven P. Vassallo '93 Alumni

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2018 Wesley P. Wheeler '78 Alumni

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2017 David Cortese Alumni

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2017 James Mayer Alumni

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2017 John Kelly Alumni

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2017 Joseph Kilar Alumni

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2017 Lise Jorgensen Alumni

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2017 Mehrdad Givehchi Alumni

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2017 Zhiqiang Tan Alumni

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2016 Donald D. Dossa '97 Alumni
2016 Joseph B. Szialo '76 Alumni
2016 Kathleen M. Loftus '86 Alumni
2016 William F. Kiczuk '81
2016 Zvi Szafran '76 Alumni
2015 A. Laurence Jones III Alumni
2015 A. Laurence Jones III '75 Alumni

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2015 James D. Giza '95 Alumni

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2015 James Giza MS Alumni
2015 Joseph D. Adams Jr. ’75 Alumni
2015 Joseph D. Adams, Jr. '75 Alumni

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2014 David G. LaPre '74 Alumni

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2014 Dean F. Stratouly '74 Alumni

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2014 Gary Goshgarian '64 Alumni

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2014 Linwood E. Bradford, Jr. '89 Alumni

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2014 Todd D. Wyman '89 Alumni

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2014 William A. Delphos '74 Alumni

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2013 Dean L. Kamen '73 Alumni

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2013 Raymond M. Dunn '78 Alumni

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2013 Richard H. Campbell '58 Alumni

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2013 Timothy F. Horan '83 Alumni

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2013 William A. Fitzgerald III '83 Alumni

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2012 David P Norton '62 Alumni

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2012 George R Oliver '82 Alumni

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2012 Raymond P. Roberge '72 Alumni

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2012 Rene LaPierre '67 Alumni

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2012 Scott S Harris '82 Alumni

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2012 Thomas L Pajonas '77 Alumni

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2012 Wayne J. Miller '67 Alumni

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2011 Claude P. Mancel '71 Alumni
2011 James P. Baum '71 Alumni
2011 Joseph E. Laptewicz, Jr. '71 Alumni
2011 Richard K. Allen '76 Alumni
2011 Stuart C. Kazin '61 Alumni
2011 William L. Anthony '61 Alumni
2010 Bob Whyte '60 Alumni
2010 Edward Cheung '85 Alumni

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