April 26 2013

The 2013 Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner

 

Every April, it’s all hands on deck as the Frog Commissary team prepares for one of the most highly anticipated events of the year: The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony. This year was no exception as team members from all departments came together to make the 2013 gala a fabulous success.

Created in 1824, the Franklin Institute Awards Program is the oldest and most comprehensive science and technology honor of its kind. The Benjamin Franklin Medals recognize groundbreaking work in the fields of chemistry, computer and cognitive science, earth and environmental science, engineering, life science and physics. In 1990, two additional awards, the Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science and the Bower Award for Business Leadership, were bestowed by Philadelphia chemical engineer Henry Bower.

Laureates, whose distinguished alumni include Albert Einstein, Marie and Pierre Curie, Thomas Edison, Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking—gather in Philadelphia for a week long series of programs, culminating in an awards ceremony and dinner catered by Frog Commissary.