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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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2015 A. Laurence Jones III Alumni
2015 A. Laurence Jones III '75 Alumni

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2008 Alfred A. Molinari Jr. '63 Alumni
2009 Arthur T. Katsaros '69 Alumni
2018 Bari Hamami '93 Alumni

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2010 Bob Whyte '60 Alumni
2011 Claude P. Mancel '71 Alumni
2017 David Cortese Alumni

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2014 David G. LaPre '74 Alumni

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2012 David P Norton '62 Alumni

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2014 Dean F. Stratouly '74 Alumni

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2013 Dean L. Kamen '73 Alumni

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2007 Domenico Grasso '77 Alumni
2016 Donald D. Dossa '97 Alumni
2007 Earnest S. Hayeck '47 Alumni
2010 Edward Cheung '85 Alumni
2014 Gary Goshgarian '64 Alumni

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2012 George R Oliver '82 Alumni

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2009 Glenn Yee '74 Alumni
2008 James M. Welch '83 Alumni
2015 James D. Giza '95 Alumni

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2015 James Giza MS Alumni
2017 James Mayer Alumni

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2011 James P. Baum '71 Alumni
2017 John Kelly Alumni

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2016 Joseph B. Szialo '76 Alumni
2015 Joseph D. Adams Jr. ’75 Alumni
2015 Joseph D. Adams, Jr. '75 Alumni

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2011 Joseph E. Laptewicz, Jr. '71 Alumni
2017 Joseph Kilar Alumni

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2016 Kathleen M. Loftus '86 Alumni
2014 Linwood E. Bradford, Jr. '89 Alumni

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2017 Lise Jorgensen 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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2010 Mark O'Neil '80 Alumni
2008 Maryann Bagdis Goebel '73 Alumni
2017 Mehrdad Givehchi Alumni

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2010 Paul Chodak III '85 Alumni
2010 Peter Rado '70 Alumni
2013 Raymond M. Dunn '78 Alumni

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2012 Raymond P. Roberge '72 Alumni

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2012 Rene LaPierre '67 Alumni

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2013 Richard H. Campbell '58 Alumni

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2011 Richard K. Allen '76 Alumni
2008 Robert A. Brown III '78 Alumni
2018 Robert D. Woog '68 Alumni

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2012 Scott S Harris '82 Alumni

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2008 Scott W. Ramsay '68 Alumni
2008 Stephan A. Mezak '78 Alumni

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