October 26, 2015
Photos by Russ DeSantis
Apollo 11 astronaut and Montclair native Buzz Aldrin was honored at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce iGALA at The Palace in Somerset. He received the NJ Chamber’s Lifetime Innovation Achievement Award. Also honored at the iGALA were Dr. Michio Kaku, the physicist and television personality who served as the evening’s keynote speaker; and physicist Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate at MIT. Among the 500 guests were CEOs, heads of the state’s most prestigious research firms, and academic leaders.