The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia has honored Norman Augustine with its 2007 Bower Award for Business Leadership. Augustine, retired chair and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation, was recognized for his outstanding leadership at Lockheed Martin and for his public service in science and technology, which has been guided by his forward thinking and high ethical standards.
Augustine was cited for his influential work as chair of the National Academies committee that issued a report on the future of U.S. competitiveness in science and technology. Rising Above the Gathering Storm was a clarion call for the improvement of K-12 math and science education. Better development of scientists and engineers, the report found, is crucial to America’s technological lead and, thus, its prosperity in the 21st century’s competitive global economy.
Augustine has received more than 50 significant awards, including the National Medal of Technology awarded by the President of the United States and the Defense Department’s highest civilian honor, the Distinguished Service Medal, which he has been awarded five times. Augustine served as chairman and principal officer of the American Red Cross for nine years and as chairman of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He is a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the Advisory Board to the Department of Homeland Security and was a member of the Hart/Rudman Commission on National Security. He is the author of two books, Augustine’s Laws and Augustine’s Travels, and the co-author of The Defense Revolution and Shakespeare In Charge.
Augustine received both an undergraduate degree and master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Princeton and returned in the late 1990s as a professor. In the fall, he delivered the inaugural address in the “Leadership in a Technological World” lecture series sponsored by Princeton’s Center for Innovation in Engineering Education.