February 27, 2017

February 27, 2017

Three GESTAR Scientists Recognized at GMAO Peer Awards Ceremony


On Thursday, February 23rd, NASA Goddard’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) held its annual Peer Awards Ceremony in Building 33, Room H114. This year’s awardees included three GESTAR scientists, who received certificates of commendation and individual monetary awards. GESTAR congratulates them on their individual accomplishments.


For Outstanding Scientific Contribution by a New GMAO Member:

Allison Collow (GESTAR/USRA): “your insightful use of MERRA-2 data to develop an analysis of the influences of the large-scale weather on extreme precipitation events in the North East United States.”


For Outstanding Scientific Contribution by a New GMAO Member:

Abhishek Chatterjee (GESTAR/USRA): “For helping advance the status of GMAO's carbon modeling efforts by becoming a PI on two NASA proposals and for organizing sessions at AGU, AMS and the North American Carbon Program (NACP) meeting.”


For Scientific Achievement: 

Clara Orbe (GESTAR/JHU): In recognition of your ongoing and recent contributions to the diagnosis and understanding of constituent transport in the GMAO's systems that have strong implications for our studies of atmospheric chemistry and the carbon cycle.” 


NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Maryland, has been in operation for 50 years -- chartered on May 1, 1959. The Goddard Space Flight Center is a major U.S. laboratory for developing and operating unmanned scientific spacecraft. During the past 50-years, Goddard has been at the forefront in exploration, in technological achievement, in space science, and in studying the Earth as a system.


GESTAR conducts research collaboratively, mainly within NASA GSFC's Earth Sciences Division, but also with Solar Systems Exploration Division, Office of Education, and Office of Public Affairs. Scientists and staff at GESTAR, in collaboration with NASA and other investigators, conceive and develop new, space-based missions; provide mission requirements; conduct research that explains the behavior of Earth and other planetary systems; and create engaging media that tell NASA's story of exploration and discovery on Earth and beyond.


Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other government sponsors.