Sciences and Exploration Directorate (600) Awards Won
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AGU Basu United States Early Career Award for Research Excellence in Sun-Earth Systems Science
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
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
NASA Honor Award - Group Achievement Award
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
Lynn M Carter (698), SHAWN D DOMAGAL-GOLDMAN (699), Erwan Mazarico (698)
NASA Honor Award - Equal Employment Opportunity Medal
Dorothy J Zukor (610)
NASA Honor Award - Early Career Public Achievement Medal
Daniel Jonathan Gershman (673), Sander Johannes Goossens (698)
NASA Honor Award - Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal
Nikolaos P. Paschalidis (670)
NASA Honor Award - Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal
Matthew T Deland (614), Alexander Marshak (613), William M Putman (610.1), Francesco Tombesi (662), Hiroya Yamaguchi (662)
NASA Honor Award - Exceptional Service Medal
Siegfried D Schubert (610.1), Amy A Simon (690)
NASA Honor Award - Outstanding Public Leadership Medal
Peter C Griffith (618)
NASA Honor Award - Outstanding Leadership Medal
Joseph M Grebowsky (695), Edward J Masuoka (619)
William T. Pecora Award
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Team
The William T. Pecora Award is presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions by individuals or groups toward understanding the Earth by means of remote sensing
The William Nordberg Memorial Award for Earth Science is presented in memory of Dr. Nordberg’s many pioneering accomplishments in the use of space technology in understanding the Earth system. Each year the award is presented to a Goddard civil service employee who best exhibits those 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, which exemplified Dr. Nordberg’s own career.
GISS Best Publication Award
Timothy M Hall (611), Kelly Hereid
The article "The frequency and duration of U.S. hurricane droughts" by Timothy Hall & Kelly Hereid was voted the best research publication by the staff of Goddard Institute for Space Studies to have been published in 2015. The paper appeared in the Geophyslcal Research Letters.
NASA Honor Award - Distinguished Service Medal
Piers J Sellers (600)
The Distinguished Service Medal is the highest honor bestowed by the Agency, reserved for those whose “distinguished service, ability, or vision has personally contributed to NASA's advancement of United States’ interests.”
National Academy of Sciences Member
Claire L Parkinson (610)
National Academy of Sciences Members are elected as recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Breakthrough Prizes in Fundamental Physics
Neil Gehrels (661), Jordan B Camp (663), Leo Pound Singer (661)
Please congratulate our scientists Neil Gehrels, Jordan Camp and Leo Singer on their receipt of a Special Award made to the LIGO team by Yuri Milner. The award is a special addition to the Breakthrough Prizes in Fundamental Physics awarded every fall. The LIGO team are receiving this award for the first detection of ripples in space time, known as gravitational waves, from the collision of two gigantic black holes. Further details are contained in the New York Times article.
Arthur S. Flemming Award
Matthew Rodell (617)
Established in 1948, the Flemming Awards honor outstanding federal employees. Recognized by the president of the United States, agency heads, and the private sector, the winners are selected from all areas of the federal service.
Peggy E O'Neill (617)
For contributions to the remote sensing of soil moisture.