Sciences and Exploration Directorate (600) Recent Awards & Honors

AGU Basu United States Early Career Award for Research Excellence in Sun-Earth Systems Science

Recipient: Colin M Komar (673)
Colin Komar was awarded the American Geophysical Union Basu United States Early Career Award for Research Excellence in Sun-Earth Systems Science. The AGU Space Physics and Aeronomy Section announced the award, recognizing Komar’s outstanding research in the sun-Earth connection.

John C. Lindsay Memorial Award for Space Science

Recipient: Richard L Kelley (660)
Rich led the development of the Hitomi Soft X-ray Spectrometer (SXS), a technological marvel consisting of an X-ray calorimeter at the focus of a foil mirror. The SXS produced the first direct measurements of gas turbulence and bulk motions in the Perseus Cluster. The entire SXS team had contributions that far exceeded the sum of their individual efforts, producing transformational scientific results from exceptional technical achievements. The fall colloquium series will include the Lindsay Award Winner lecture, where you may hear more from Rich about this fascinating work. Congratulations to the SXS Team and hearty congratulations to Rich!

NASA Honor Award - Exceptional Achievement Medal

Recipient: Craig Pollock

NASA Honor Award - Group Achievement Award

Recipients: Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) Science Team (Alan Title), MMS/FPI Commissioning Team (Alexander Barrie), MODIS Characterization Support Team (Xiaoxiong Xiong), STORM Suborbital Rocket Experiment Team (David Sibec), Super TIGER Recovery Team (Thomas Hams), VIIRS Level-1 Software Working Group (Frederick Patt)

NASA Honor Award - Early Career Achievement Medal

Recipients: Lynn M Carter (698), SHAWN D DOMAGAL-GOLDMAN (699), Erwan Mazarico (698)

NASA Honor Award - Equal Employment Opportunity Medal

Recipient: Dorothy J Zukor (610)
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