- B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1943
Donald J. Nigg was honored for his promotion of research and design. He directed the engineering division of Allied Bendix, which produced non-nuclear components for weapons systems. He encouraged his employees to forge new paths into technology and more than 200 patent disclosures were filed under his direction. He was a member of the KU School of Engineering Advisory Board and the Board of Trustees for the KU Center for Research Inc.