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Jeff Kodosky ’70
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Kodosky ’70 Earns New Honors

Electronic Design magazine recently inducted National Instruments co-founder Jeff Kodosky ’70 into its Engineering Hall of Fame, which was established with the magazine’s 50th anniversary issue, published Oct. 21. The Hall of Fame honors men and women who have broadly influenced the development of electronic technologies.

Kodosky and National Instruments co-founder James Truchard were chosen for the revolutionary role that National Instruments’ LabVIEW graphical development software, which Electronic Design named in its list of the top 50 industry milestones, has played in the test and measurement industry.

“These men pioneered virtual instrumentation, which serves as a foundation technology for transitioning test and measurement into the 21st century,” said Electronic Design editor Lucinda Mattera. “By making measurements easier, this technology improves productivity and reduces costs for engineers and scientists around the world—whether they are testing the performance of car brakes, manufacturing cell phones, or automating optoelectronics.”

Kodosky also was honored in November when the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin presented him with its first Trailblazer Award. Kodosky originated the corporation- and employee-funded campaign to establish the college’s National Instruments Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in 2002.

Kodosky is a member of Rensselaer’s Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Gail, were early key supporters of The Rensselaer Plan in 2000 by funding a faculty constellation in physics, IT, and entrepreneurship.

Rensselaer Magazine: March 2003
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