Sciences and Exploration Directorate (600) Awards Won

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AAS Harold C. Urey Prize

2015
Recipient: Geronimo L Villanueva (690)
The 2015 Urey Prize winner is Dr. Geronimo Villanueva. For his work with comets and with Mars’ atmosphere; his spectroscopic databases; his molecular calculations; his models of comet excitation; his work on the minor species in the Martian atmosphere, and much more, Villanueva is recognized as one of the best young spectroscopists in his generation. His additional work with instrumentation, programming ability, data handling and visualization skills, and collaborative team building collectively distinguish him.
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NASA Honor Award - Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal

2015
Recipients: Steven L Snowden (662), Tod E Strohmayer (662)
Stephen Snowden: For developing the first physically coherent picture of the Local Hot Bubble
Tod Strohmayer: For demonstrating the existence of intermediate mass black holes

NASA Honor Award - Outstanding Leadership Medal

2015
Recipients: Keith C Gendreau (662), Richard L Kelley (660)
Keith Gendreau: For outstanding leadership in bringing the Neutron Star Interior Composition ExploreR (NICER) instrument through Critical Design Review
Richard Kelley: For exceptional contributions to the development of high-resolution X-ray spectrometers and outstanding leadership of the Astro-H Soft X-ray Spectrometer team

NASA Honor Award - Group Achievement Award

Jul, 2015
Recipients: The LRO Extended Science Mission Team, John W Keller (691)

NASA Honor Award - Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal

Jul, 2015
Recipient: Carrie Anderson (693)

NASA Honor Award - Silver Achievement Medal (Group)

Jul, 2015
Recipient: GPM SMA Team

AGU Roger Revelle Medal

Jul, 2015
Recipient: Anne M Thompson (610)
Given annually to one honoree in recognition for “outstanding contributions in atmospheric sciences, atmosphere-ocean coupling, atmosphere-land coupling, biogeochemical cycles, climate or related aspects of the Earth system.”
American Geophysical Union
AGU Honors Program

Susan Neibur Early Career Award

Jul, 2015
Recipient: Jacob Elvin Bleacher (698)
The Susan Mahan Niebur Early Career Award is an annual award given to an early career scientist who has made significant contributions to the science or exploration communities. Recipients of the Susan M. Niebur Early Career Award are researchers who are ten years out or less from their PhD, who have shown excellence in their field and demonstrated meaningful contributions to the science or exploration communities. This year the prize will be presented to Jacob E. Bleacher of SSERVI’s RIS4E and DREAM2 teams at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.

Klumpke-Roberts Award of The Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Jul, 2015
Recipients: Jerry T Bonnell (660), Bob Nemiroff (Michigan Tech)
The Klumpke-Roberts Award of the ASP is awarded annually to an individual or individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy. Jerry and Bob were selected for their work on Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Astronomical Society of the Pacific

NASA Honor Award - Early Career Achievement Medal

Jul, 2015
Recipient: Joel McCorkel (618)

NASA Honor Award - Outstanding Leadership Medal

Jul, 2015
Recipients: Joanna Joiner (614), Alicia T Joseph (617)

NASA Honor Award - Group Achievement Award

Jul, 2015
Recipient: GPM Mechanical Team

NASA Honor Award - Outstanding Public Leadership Medal

Jul, 2015
Recipient: Vanessa Marie Escobar (618)

NASA Honor Award – Exceptional Public Achievement Medal

Jul, 2015
Recipient: Can Li (614)

NASA Honor Award - Exceptional Achievement Medal

Jul, 2015
Recipients: David B Wolff (610.W), George J Huffman (612)

NASA Honor Award - Exceptional Service Medal

Jul, 2015
Recipient: Steven E Platnick (610)

NASA Honor Award - Distinguished Service Medal

Jul, 2015
Recipient: Arthur Hou (Posthumous)

AGU Fellow

07.28.2015
Recipients: Lorraine A Remer (613), Larry D. Travis (611), Cynthia E. Rosenzweig (611)
Being elected a Union Fellow is a tribute to those AGU members who have made exceptional contributions to Earth and space sciences as valued by their peers and vetted by section and focus group committees. This honor is bestowed on only 0.1% of the membership in any given year.
American Geophysical Union
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GISS Best Publication Award

06.12.2015
Recipient: Ronald Lindsay Miller (611)
The article "CMIP5 historical simulations (1850-2012) with GISS ModelE2" by Ron L. Miller and 39 others was voted the best research publication by the staff of Goddard Institute for Space Studies to have been published in 2014. The paper appeared in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems.
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William Nordberg Memorial Award for Earth Science

05.28.2015
Recipient: Claire L Parkinson (610)
Dr. Claire Parkinson has been selected as the recipient for the William Nordberg Memorial Award for Earth Science. The Nordberg Award is presented to a Goddard civil service employee who best exhibits qualities of broad scientific perspective, enthusiastic programmatic and technical leadership on the national and international levels, wide recognition by peers, and substantial research accomplishments in understanding Earth system processes. Claire has been awarded this prestigious honor for her work enabling a deeper understanding of the role of sea ice in the climate system, for outstanding leadership of EOS/Aqua science, and for impressive educational outreach accomplishments.

GSFC Honor Award - New Opportunities Captured Team

04.08.2015
Recipient: GEDI Lidar Proposal Team (James Blair)

GSFC Honor Award - Engineering

04.08.2015
Recipients: Xiaoli Sun (694), Cynthia Gundersen

GSFC Honor Award - Customer Service

04.08.2015
Recipients: Helioviewer Project (Jack Ireland), Space Weather Research Center (Antti Pulkkinen)

GSFC Honor Award - Science Team

04.08.2015
Recipients: EUNIS (Jeffrey Brosius), FOXSI (Steven Christe)

GSFC Honor Award - Science Team

04.08.2015
Recipient: NASA/GSFC Gravity Recovery & Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) Gravity Team (Frank Lemoine)

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