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Salute to the 150th anniversary of Nikola Tesla's birth (1856-2006) from numerous prestigious American Institutions

Above: Columbia University, New York City.

Above: Tesla Diploma of honorary Doctor of Collegium Columbiae (June 1894)

Tesla's Connection to Columbia University by Dr. Kenneth L. Corum and Dr. James F. Corum, Ph.D., an excellent informative article

Columbia University Letter


IEEE (Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineers, Pittsburgh) Letter

Nikola Tesla Award

by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, INC )



IEEE Nikola Tesla Award Recipients: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3

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New York Academy of Sciences

Above: Diploma from the New York Academy of Sciences given to Nikola Tesla, 1907, when he was elected an active member of the Academy.


The John Scott Medal"

The city of Philadelphia awarded Nikola Tesla with the "John Scott Medal" for the invention of the rotating magnetic field and induction motor on June 29,1934. 


Below is text by distinguished Prof. James Corum, Board Member, Tesla Memorial Society of New York:

Photo of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, where Nikola Tesla
delivered his famous lecture "On Light and Other High Frequency
Phenomena" on February 24, 1893.

On Wednesday, December 6, 1893, the Franklin Institute awarded Nikola
Tesla the Elliott G. Cresson gold medal for original work presented
before the Institute. (A photograph of the Proclamation of the President
of the Franklin Institute appears in the book Tribute To Nikola Tesla on
pages D-3 to D-5.)

Later, an account of the Award Presentation was published: "Tesla Award
of the Elliott Cresson Medal," Electrical Engineer, NY, April 25, 1894,
p. 376. (For a reprint, see: "The Tesla Collection," I. Vujovic, editor,
Vol. 9, p. 22.)


Nikola Tesla holding a gas-filled phosphor-coated light bulb which was illuminated without wires by an electromagnetic field from the "Tesla Coil".

Above: Posters by the Serb National Counsel.

Above(left to right): Famous American writer and Tesla's friend, Mark Twain, Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse.