A bronze bust of Tesla now graces the entryway to Davies Auditorium in the Becton Engineering and Applied Science Center, 15 Prospect St. This was the second time the Serbian-born inventor had been honored by Yale. In 1894, he received an honorary degree from Yale along with several other 19th-century leaders. The Tesla sculpture was funded through a letter-writing campaign by a classroom of third-graders in Ann Arbor, Michigan, under the leadership of their teacher, John Wagner, who presented the sculpture to Yale.
Nikola Tesla Timeline
Important moments and events related to Tesla
Bust Dedicated At Yale
April 21st, 1997
"People Of Millennium"
According to "Life" magazine's special Fall 1997 issue, Tesla is ranked number 57 of the 100 most famous people of the last 1,000 years.