Awards & Special Appointments
Bob Potter’s Alley
BOB POTTER’S ALLEY WAS DEDICATED IN THE MCCORMICK TRIBUNE CAMPUS CENTER IN HONOR OF ROBERT J. POTTER IN 2013.
DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR MEDAL WAS PRESENTED TO ROBERT J. POTTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER COMMENCEMENT IN 1995.
Key To The City Of Dallas
THE KEY TO THE CITY WAS PRESENTED TO ROBERT J. POTTER, PRESIDENT OF XEROX’ OFFICE SYSTEMS DIVISION, LAUNCHING A MAJOR RELOCATION IN 1973.
Outstanding Technical Contribution Award
for optical character recognition
1965-1968: United States National Committee on Optics
1966: National Academy of Science
International Commission on Optics
1968-1969: L. B. Johnson Presidential Task Force
1980-1981: Committee on
IR&DNational Research Council
1980: Best Outside Speaker of the Year
University of Pennsylvania
1981: Society of Manufacturing Engineers Distinguished Engineering Award
1988-1990: Advisory Board
Alamo Chapter of American Diabetes Association
1988: Commencement Orator
2013: Dedication of Bob Potter’s Alley
Illinois Institute of Technology
ERNST & YOUNG
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Ph. D. in optics from the University of Rochester
M.A. in physics from the University of Rochester
B.S. in physics with honors from Lafayette College
Elected into Phi Beta Kappa
Elected into Sigma Xi
University of Rochester Distinguished Scholar
Medal recognized for accomplishments as scientist, engineer, manager, executive, and entrepreneur.
Optical Society of America
Elected Fellow | President, Rochester Section | Founding Chairman, Technical Council