prof John Hennessy

John Hennessy to receive the National Science Board Vannevar Bush Award


He is honored for his pioneering work in computer science and his dedication to supporting future leaders in the sciences, and beyond.


Professor John Hennessy is the recipient of the National Science Board’s (NSB) 2024 Vannevar Bush Award, which honors exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology. NSB is the governing board of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and established this award in 1980 in memory of Vannevar Bush, who inspired the creation of the NSF.

"We are thrilled to celebrate John Hennessy as this year's Vannevar Bush Award recipient," said Dario Gil, the chair of the board’s External Engagement Committee and senior vice president and director of IBM research. "His pioneering advances in computer architecture and dedication to building the future STEM workforce not only reflect the ideals set forth by Vannevar Bush, but they also help spur our national economy and security."

"I am deeply honored by this award," said John. "I have been privileged to work with many outstanding students and faculty colleagues, and this award reflects the accomplishments we achieved together."

John is the Shriram Family Director of Knight-Hennessy Scholars, the largest university-wide, fully-endowed graduate-level scholarship in the world, which he co-founded with Phil Knight, MBA ’62, philanthropist, American businessman, and co-founder of Nike Inc. In the School of Engineering, Hennessy is the James F. and Mary Lynn Gibbons Professor and professor of electrical engineering and of computer science.

John will receive the Vannevar Bush Award on May 1, 2024, during the NSF Awards Gala at the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C.


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Excerpted from Stanford Report, "John Hennessy to receive the National Science Board Vannevar Bush Award," April 16, 2024.

Published : Apr 18th, 2024 at 11:20 am
Updated : Apr 18th, 2024 at 11:25 am