Arnold Beckman, Ph.D: Industry Associations

Dr. Beckman was a founder and life member of the Instrument Society of America which, in 1960, established the Arnold O. Beckman Award for outstanding technological contribution to instrument design. In 1981, Dr. Beckman received the Society's first Life Achievement Award in honor of his career achievements in instrumentation and service to the community. Dr. Beckman was a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Chemical Society, the Newcomen Society, and an honorary member of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry.

In 1977, The Association established annual Arnold O. Beckman Conferences in Clinical Chemistry to examine critical topics among clinical scientists and practicing physicians. The American Association of Engineering Societies presented him with the 1981 Hoover Medal for his leadership in the development of precision measurement and analytical instrumentation, and for his deep and abiding concern for human values, reflected in his career-long participation in education, civic and public affairs. Dr. Beckman was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association of Clinical Scientists, which awarded him its Diploma of Honor in 1982. He was an honorary fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Benjamin Franklin Fellow of Great Britain's Royal Society of Arts.