Space

July 23, 2012

NASA scientists, engineers receive presidential early career awards

President Obama has named six NASA individuals as recipients of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

The NASA recipients and 90 other federal researchers will receive their awards in a ceremony later this month in Washington.

The PECASE awards represent the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. They recognize recipients’ exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge, and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through professional leadership, education or community outreach.

“These talented individuals have already made significant contributions to the agency’s mission at this early stage in their careers,” said NASA Chief Scientist Waleed Abdalati. “We look forward to celebrating their continued success for many years to come.”

The 2011 NASA recipients were nominated by the agency’s Science Mission Directorate, Office of the Chief Engineer, and Office of the Chief Technologist:

 

  • Morgan B. Abney, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., recognized for innovative technical leadership in advancing technologies for recovering oxygen from carbon dioxide for self-sustaining human space exploration.
  • Ian Gauld Clark, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., recognized for exceptional leadership and achievement in the pursuit of advanced entry, descent and landing technologies and techniques for space exploration missions.
  • Temilola Fatoyinbo-Agueh, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., recognized for exceptional achievement in merging scientific priorities with advanced technology to develop innovative remote-sensing instrumentation for carbon-cycle and ecosystems science.
  • Jessica E. Koehne, NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., recognized for exceptional dedication to the development of nano-bio sensing systems for NASA mission needs.
  • Francis M. McCubbin, Institute of Meteoritics, University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., recognized for studies of the geochemical role of water and other volatiles in extraterrestrial materials from the inner solar system.
  • Yuri Y. Shprits, University of California, Los Angeles, recognized for early-career leadership and innovative research and modeling in the realm of the Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts.

 

The PECASE awards were created to foster innovative developments in science and technology, increase awareness of careers in science and engineering, give recognition to the scientific missions of participating agencies, enhance connections between fundamental research and many of the grand challenges facing the nation, and highlight the importance of science and technology for America’s future. Eleven federal departments and agencies nominated scientists and engineers for the 2011 PECASE awards.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines July 28, 2014

News: U.S. has lost track of weapons given to Afghanistan - The United States supplied almost three quarter of a million weapons to Afghanistan’s army and police since 2004, but the military cannot track where many of those arms have gone, a new report found. Bill to improve VA has $17 billion price tag - A bipartisan...
 
 

News Briefs July 28, 2014

Marines seek authorization for dolphin deaths The Marine Corps is asking for a five-year authorization from the National Marine Fisheries Service for incidental deaths of bottlenose dolphins during training exercises at a bombing and target range. The Sun Journal of New Bern, N.C., reports that Connie Barclay of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says...
 
 
Army photograph by David Vergun

Senior leaders explain Army’s drawdown plan

Army photograph by David Vergun No commander is happy when notified that a soldier from his or her command has been identified for early separation. But commanders personally notify those Soldiers and ensure participation in th...
 

 

Northrop Grumman awarded mission support services contract

The U.S. Army awarded Northrop Grumman a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, with a potential value of $205 million, to continue providing mission logistics services in support of combat brigades training at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. The contract covers one base year and two one-year options. Support will include the full range of mission...
 
 
Lockheed Martin photograph by Beth Groom

F-35 Rollout Marks U.S.-Australia Partnership Milestone

Lockheed Martin photograph by Beth Groom Royal Australian Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown delivers his remarks at the roll out ceremony for Australia’s first F-35. The official rollout of the first two F-35 Lightning II...
 
 
NASA/JPL-Caltech image

NASA’s Mars spacecraft maneuvers to prepare for close comet flyby

NASA/JPL-Caltech image This graphic depicts the orbit of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it swings around the sun in 2014. On Oct. 19, the comet will have a very close pass at Mars. Its nucleus will miss Mars by about 82,000 m...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>