The National Science Foundation named this scholarship program after a pioneer of the semiconductor industry, Robert N. Noyce. Born in 1927 in Iowa, Robert Noyce showed an early interest in transistors. Noyce attended Grinnell College for his Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics and Mathematics, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he graduated with a PhD in Physics. Noyce's leadership in the field of computers and his invention in the field of electronics and physics led to the computer chip we know today.
Learn more about Robert Noyce:
The Man Behind the Microchip, by Leslie Berlin