Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is to receive an honorary doctor of sciences degree from North Carolina State University for "contributions to computing".

The University Bulletin describes Wozniak as: "A member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He is currently the CEO of Wheels of Zeus, a company that designs wireless electronics products. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California-Berkeley."

It adds that he received the national Medal of Technology in 1985 and the Heinz Award for Technology in 2000.

The degree will be awarded on May 15. Joining Wozniak will be Eva Clayton – former congresswoman and assistant director-general and special advisor to the director-general on the World Food Summit, Harvey K. Littleton – artist, and Dr. Javier Solana – secretary general of the Council of the European Union, high representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and secretary general of the Western European Union.