Franklin Institute

Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of the oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the country. Today, the Institute continues its dedication to public education and creating a passion for science by offering new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would dazzle and delight its namesake. The long, distinguished history of The Franklin Institute Awards Program dates back to 1824, when the Institute was founded by a group of leading Philadelphians to train artisans and mechanics in the fundamentals of science. Philadelphia, then the largest city in the United States, was also a burgeoning manufacturing center. In 1824, the Institute arranged the first of a series of annual exhibitions of manufactured goods. For more information:

Faculty Year
Alexandra Navrotsky
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth Science
Stephen Yau
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Louis E. Levy Medal