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on Techniques for Affordable Housing. In 2007 he received the NAE’s Arthur M. Bueche Award for “the promotion of innovation and managing of science and technology nationally and internationally, thereby enhancing the economy of the U.S. and developing nations.”

Finally, Jordan worked in Africa, India, Indonesia, and Jordan, and he was honored by China and Israel. He founded the Transatlantic Institute of the American Jewish Committee and was a member of the American boards of Ben-Gurion University and the Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Foundation. In 2005 he established at MIT the Jordan J. Baruch Fund to support undergraduates conducting research for the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program in the School of Engineering and the School of Science. Recipients of the fund are known as Baruch Undergraduate Researchers. Jordan held 12 patents and authored many articles. He coauthored the book The Innovation Explosion (Free Press, 1997) with James Brian Quinn and Karen A. Zien. He served as president of his synagogue, Adas Israel, in Washington, D.C., and was appreciated as a member of his neighborhood book club in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He was also a member of the Cosmos Club for many years.

Jordan was a loving husband and partner for 67 years to Rhoda Wasserman Baruch; an active and caring father to Roberta Baruch (Bethesda Maryland), Marjory Baruch (Fayetteville, New York), and Lawrence Baruch (Parsippany, New Jersey). He passed on to his grandchildren a joy for life, a curiosity for understanding, a passion for tinkering, and an appreciation of art, science, and nature, while endowing them with a sense of responsibility for family and the world. His grandchildren (Mina, Solomon, and Sabrina Hsiang; Rebecca, Max, and Julia Ostrov; and Benjamin, Alexander, and Rachel Baruch) treasured their relationship with Grandpa.

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