The Franklin Institute is pleased to announce The Franklin Institute Awards Class of 2022! Please join us in congratulating our newest laureates for their remarkable achievements during The Franklin Institute Awards Week—May 2–5, 2022.
Paul Slovic, Ph.D., 2022 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science
Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D., 2022 Benjamin Franklin NextGen Award
Sheldon Weinbaum, Ph.D., 2022 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Biomedical Engineering
Carol V. Robinson DBE, FRS, FRSC, FMedSci, 2022 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry
Sallie W. Chisholm, Ph.D., 2022 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science
Edward C. Stone, Ph.D., 2022 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics
Now in its 197th year, The Franklin Institute Awards pays tribute to our namesake and America’s first citizen scientist, Benjamin Franklin, by honoring the greatest minds in science, engineering, and industry. Our newest laureates are making our world safer, healthier, and more connected. Their work helps us better understand our brains and our behavior. It sheds light on our universe—from tiny ocean organisms to the far reaches of our galaxy. They are mentors and role models for the next generation of science and engineering trailblazers. They are creating a better future for us all.
The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony & Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2022. For event information, click here.
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The Franklin Institute is currently accepting nominations for the Benjamin Franklin Medals and the Bower Award for Business Leadership.
The long, distinguished history of The Franklin Institute Awards Program dates back to 1824. Learn more about some of our notable laureates.