Co-founder of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology); Distinguished Partner at Olin College; A member of the National Academy of Engineering; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; In 2007, he received a degree honoris causa from Chilean university Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello.
"You have to help straighten things out. Your participation in this robotics competition is the perfect first step. By respecting one another you're laying the foundation for understanding humanity. By going through the rigors of competition and exercising the grit needed to build your robot, you are learning about yourself." -- Hall of Fame Induction Speech