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UC Davis Alum Richard K. Miller Receives NAE Gordon Award

Posted on: January 16, 2013

Richard K. Miller, the president of Olin College and a graduate of the UC Davis College of Engineering, has received the 2013 Bernard M. Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering. Miller received the Gordon Prize with his Olin College colleagues David Kerns and Sherra Kerns.

Miller was appointed the president and first employee of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in 1999, where he also holds an appointment as professor of mechanical engineering. He served as dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa from 1992-99, and spent the previous 17 years on the engineering faculties at the University of Southern California (where he held the position of associate dan for Academic Affairs) and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Miller earned a B.S. in aerospace engineering in 1971 from UC Davis; an M.S. in mechanical engineering from MIT in 1972; and a Ph.D. in applied mechanics from Caltech in 1976.

The National Academy of Engineering, founded in 1964, provides engineering leadership in service to promote a vibrant engineering profession and to marshal the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on maters involving engineering and technology. The Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, established in 2001, grants $500,000 to the prize winner; half of the money goes to the institution.

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