Caltech has announced that Fred A. Blum (MS ’64, PhD ’68), Emily A. Carter (PhD ’87), William Dally (PhD ’86), Charles M. Rice III (PhD ’81), and Anneila I. Sargent (MS ’67, PhD ’77) are this year's recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award.
The Caltech Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor the Institute bestows upon a graduate. Given in recognition of a particular achievement of significant value, a series of such distinctive achievements, or a career of noteworthy accomplishment, it celebrates the diverse impact of our alumni on science and society. Caltech will present the awards to this year's winners on Saturday, May 18, 2019, as part of the Caltech Alumni Association's Seminar Day.
The 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are:
Fred A. Blum (MS ’64, PhD ’68, Physics)
CEO, Trilience Research
Emily A. Carter (PhD ’87, Chemistry)
Dean of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University
William Dally (PhD ’86, Computer Science)
Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President of Research, NVIDIA
Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Charles M. Rice III (PhD ’81, Biochemistry)
Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Professor, The Rockefeller University
Anneila I. Sargent (MS ’67 Physics, PhD ’77, Astronomy)
Ira S. Bowen Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus, Caltech