West Heads South to East Room
At a July 27 ceremony in the East
Room of the White House, James E. West of the Whiting
School of Engineering received the prestigious 2006
National Medal of Technology from President
George W. Bush. The co-inventor of the microphone used in
most telephones and many other electronic devices
worldwide, West spent more than 40 years at Bell Labs and
joined Johns Hopkins as
a research professor in 2002. He was elected in 1998 to the
National Academy of Engineering and in 1999 to the National
Inventors Hall of Fame.
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