Corporation and as a trustee of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.
He was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1991, “for his scientific and engineering leadership in applying new results of scientific research and technological development to the purposes of government, industry, and academie.” In 1999 he received the Arthur M. Bueche Award from the National Academy of Engineering. The citation read: “For a lifetime of exceptional service to engineering and society as a researcher, university president, and government official, and for the style of leadership that has made him a preeminent U.S. statesman in science and technology.” He was awarded the Vannevar Bush Award in 1997 from the National Science Board. In 2002, Guy wrote an autobiography, In War and Peace: My Life in Science and Technology (Joseph Henry Press), recommended reading for anyone who wants to understand the processes that took us from World War II to the present interactions between science, technology, and government.
He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Royal Aeronautical Society, and the Royal Society of Arts.
Many of Guy’s happiest moments were spent with his family at their summer home in Randolph, New Hampshire. Fly fishing, baseball games, climbs, and camping trips filled summer vacation times. An avid Red Socks fan, he felt privileged to see the “Sox” win the World Series not once but twice. He is survived by his sons Guy Jr. and Roy and daughters Sara Stever and Margaret Weed. Guy joins his wife “Bunny,” the former Louise Risley, who died in 2004.