The Rodney Dangerfield of Professions?

By John Miano on February 28, 2012

Last week the National Academy of Engineering awarded the Charles Stark Draper Prize to George H. Heilmeier, Wolfgang Helfrich, Martin Schadt, and T. Peter Brody for developing the liquid crystal display.

The Draper Prize is the most prestigious award in the world for engineering achievement.

No major mainstream media outlet covered the award.

In contrast, at least 268 outlets ran stories on Jennifer Lopez's dress at the Academy Awards.

This is yet another measure of the respect (in addition to being abused by immigration policy) engineers command in America.