Please join us in congratulating Mark Dankberg '77 on being elected to theÂ National Academy of Engineering. Mr. Dankberg is Chairman & CEO of ViaSat, and also serves on the Rice ECE Advancement Committee! Mark was named to the academy "For contributions to broadband Internet communications via satellite."
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.Â Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature" and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/ implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."
Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAEâ€™s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Oct.Â 8, 2017.Â A list of the newly elected members and foreign members follows, with their primary affiliations at the time of election and a brief statement of their principal engineering accomplishments.
Read more about Mr. Dankberg here.