'Reds' Wolman Receives Prestigious Benjamin Franklin
The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia announced last
week its prestigious 2006 Benjamin Franklin Awards to eight
scientists studying a range of subjects from brain injury
to earthquake engineering.
M. Gordon "Reds" Wolman of Johns Hopkins, the B.
Howell Griswold Jr. Professor of Geography and
International Affairs in the Whiting School's
of Geography and Environmental Engineering, has been
recognized for his contributions to modern water-resource
Earlier recipients of the awards, which date to 1824,
include Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas
Edison, Jacques Cousteau and Jane Goodall. This year's
awards come as the nation marks the 300th birthday of
Benjamin Franklin, for whom the institute is named.
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