Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University

Sally Ride communicates with ground controllers from the flight deck during the six day mission of the Challenger, 1982.
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December 5, 2013 - CISAC In the News

Sally Ride named Engineering Hero by Stanford

Appeared in The Stanford Report, December 5, 2013

Astronaut Sally Ride, a former CISAC fellow and Drell lecturer, was honored posthumously as an Engineering Hero by the Stanford School of Engineering for her contributions to humanity through engineering and science.

She is the third person affiliated with CISAC to receive the honor; former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry and Martin Hellman, a co-inventor of public key cryptography were named Heroes in 2012.

Ride delivered CISAC's prestigious Drell Lecture in 2002. Fellow Engineering Hero Vinton G. Cerf will speak at Stanford as the next Drell Lecturer on January 22, 2014, talking about security in a transnational environment.


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