Committee on Honorary Awards (AWD)


The Committee on Honorary Awards (AWD) reviews nominations for two awards established by the Board:

  • The Vannevar Bush Award recognizes an individual who, through public service activities in science and technology, has made an outstanding "contribution toward the welfare of mankind and the Nation"; and
  • The Public Service Award recognizes individuals and organizations who have increased public understanding of science or engineering.   The award may be given to an individual and to a group (company, corporation or organization), but not to employees of the U.S. Government.

The Board also approves the Alan T. Waterman Award, which the NSF Director presents to an outstanding young researcher.

In-depth information on the NSB’s honorary awards is available here:

Committee Members


Dr. Vicki Chandler

Dr. Vicki Chandler

Dr. Vint Cerf

Dr. Vint Cerf

Dr. Deborah Bell

Dr. Deborah Ball

Dr. Inez Fung

Dr. Inez Fung

Executive Secretary
Ms. Nadine Lymn


Honorary Awards Website