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Stanford Report, June 28, 2000

Hennessy honored for commitment to engineering education

John Hennessy, provost and president-designate, has received the 2000 Benjamin Garver Lamme Award, the highest honor given by the American Society for Engineering Education. Hennessy, the Inez Kerr Bell Professor in the School of Engineering, was cited for his work on computer architecture and microprocessor design, his teaching and advising of undergraduate and graduate students, his public service, and his leadership of the Department of Computer Science and the School of Engineering. The gold-filled medal and a framed certificate were presented at the society's recent conference in St. Louis. The award is named for B. G. Lamme, chief engineer of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co., whose many accomplishments include design of the first large hydroelectric alternating-
current generators at Niagara Falls.