Former Lawrence Tech Alumni Include...
- Steven A. Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, participated in Lawrence Tech’s Summer Science Institute, then spent a year at the University, acing six of Lawrence Tech’s top mathematics classes while still co-enrolled in high school.
- Former GM executive John DeLorean, BSIE’48, created the first “muscle car.”
- Ronald Knockeart, BSEE’63, invented the laser bar code scanner and pioneered keyless entry door locks on cars.
- During World War II, John W. Laister, BSAeroE'38, developed the revolutionary
high wing/rear door cargo plane design still used in cargo aircraft worldwide.
- Former Lawrence Tech architecture student, A. Alfred Taubman, is one of the nation's leading real estate developers, innovators, and owners of shopping malls throughout the U.S.
- Lewis C. Veraldi, BSME'68, the “father” of the original Ford Taurus and Sable, pioneered cross-disciplinary personnel teams that led to the launch of these cars. The team development process he innovated has become the industry standard.