Temilola Fatoyinbo-Agueh, of the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory Division (Code 618), has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
Temilola, along with 95 other researchers, was named today by President Barack Obama for this award, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Recipients are selected annually for their continued service to their communities, through scientific leadership, outreach, and other public service works to educate the community about science. They are at the frontiers of their fields and show great promise for America’s future in science and engineering.
Dr. Elizabeth M. Middleton receives Goddard's 2012 William Nordberg Memorial Award for Earth Science
Dr. Betsy Middleton of the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Code 618, has been named this year's recipient of the William Nordberg Memorial Award for Earth Science. This high achievement award recognizes the Goddard employee who best exhibits the qualities of broad scientific accomplishments in the area of Earth Sciences that exemplified Dr. Nordberg’s own career.
Dr. Middleton is a trained ecologist and botanist and joined NASA GSFC in 1978 during the early days of the Eastern Regional Remote Sensing Applications Center (ERRSAC), predecessor of the Biospheric Sciences Lab, where she was a project manager and remote sensing specialist. Over the past two decades, her research has focused on hyperspectral reflectance and fluorescence properties of vegetation, with emphasis on applications for remote sensing retrievals of important carbon cycle science parameters. In addition to basic laboratory and field studies to untangle the interaction of reflectance and fluorescent properties of vegetation, she has managed a team that pioneered the use of MODIS ocean bands for land applications, specifically for terrestrial vegetation assessments of photosynthetic efficiency over forests.
Dr. Middleton is a member of Ecological Society of America (ESA); American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS); American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE); American Geophysical Union (AGU) with over 100 manuscripts in publication.
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