Sciences and Exploration Directorate (600) Recent Awards & Honors

AMS Fellow

Jan, 2022
Honorees: Mian Chin (614), Gerald M Heymsfield (612)
American Meteorological Society 2022 Awards and Honors

The Cleveland Abbe Award for Distinguished Service to the Atmospheric and Related Sciences

Recipient: Paul A. Newman (610)
For sustained leadership and service to science resulting in strengthened policy development for the Montreal Protocol, including contributions to the Kigali Amendment
2022 2022 Awards and Honors Recipients
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AAS Harold C. Urey Prize

Recipient: Lynnae C. Quick (698)
The 2021 Harold C. Urey Prize for outstanding achievement in planetary research by an early career scientist is awarded to Dr. Lynnae C. Quick (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center). Dr. Quick’s innovative scientific work focuses on geophysical processes writ large, reaching from the inner solar system, through the asteroid belt, to ocean worlds, and into the exoplanetary realm. She has revisited modeling of (cryo)lava domes on Venus and Europa, was the first to model the formation of Ceres’ “bright spots” via the transport of material from a deep brine reservoir to the surface, has repeatedly provided new insights into plumes on Jupiter’s moon Europa, and shed light on the abundance of extrasolar ocean worlds. In addition to her scientific pursuits, Dr. Quick is exceptionally engaged in the broader research community through her proactive leadership as a co-investigator on several space missions, as a member of the Outer Planets Assessment Group steering committee, the Planetary Science Decadal Survey 2023-2032 panel on ocean worlds and dwarf planets, and the National Society of Black Physicists. Dr. Quick’s advocacy work to diversify the field is particularly notable. She has mentored many early career planetary scientists and is leading the Dragonfly Student and Early Career Investigator Program. Every aspect of Dr. Quick’s career represents a positive outlook for the future of our community.

Robert H. Goddard Award – Technician

Recipient: Kenneth M Simms (660.3)

Robert H. Goddard Award – Secretarial & Clerical

Recipient: Pamela Jo King-Williams (600)

Robert H. Goddard Award – Science Teams

Recipient: Backyard Worlds: Planet 9
For outstanding contributions to the study of brown dwarfs and the solar neighborhood, and an exceptional demonstration of the power of citizen science.
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