Inventor of DRAM, SMU alum Robert Dennard, wins highest award

Dennard%2CR.jpgRobert H. Dennard, an alumnus of SMU's Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, will receive engineering's highest honor "for his invention and contributions to the development of Dynamic Random Access Memory, or DRAM, used universally in computers and other data processing and communication systems." The Charles Stark Draper Prize is a $500,000 annual award given by the National Academy of Engineering. It honors engineers whose accomplishments have significantly benefited society. The award was presented to Dennard at a gala dinner in Washington, D.C., on February 17.