Harold Pender Award

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The Harold Pender Award, initiated in 1972 and named after founding Dean Harold Pender, is given by the Faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Science of the University of Pennsylvania to an outstanding member of the engineering profession who has achieved distinction by significant contributions to society.[1] The Pender Award is the School of Engineering's highest honor.

Past recipients

  • 2010: Robert E. Kahn and Vinton G. Cerf, for their pioneering and seminal contributions to network-based information technology, and especially for the design and implementation of the TCP/IP protocol suite, which continues to provide the foundation for the growing Internet
  • 1993: Hiroshi Inose, leader in advances in digital communication and in increasing our understanding of the effects of information flow on society
  • 1982: Maurice V. Wilkes, developer of world's second large-scale general-purpose electronic digital computer and author of first digital computer programmers textbook
  • 1974: Peter C. Goldmark, inventor of the 33-1/3 rpm long-playing record (among other things)


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