Governor Kim Reynolds presented the Iowa Award posthumously to Intel co-founder Dr. Robert N. Noyce at Grinnell College on Friday. Noyce’s grandson, Michael Noyce Merino, accepted the award, which is the state’s highest citizen honor, according to a release by Reynolds. Noyce grew up in Grinnell and graduated from Grinnell College, before receiving a doctorate in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1968, Noyce co-founded Intel with Dr. Gordon Moore. Noyce became known by the nickname “Mayor of Silicon Valley” until his death in 1990. In honor of Noyce, his daughter Pendred Noyce is donating copies of her book “Inventors, Makers, Barrier Breakers” to every middle school in Iowa.