November 03, 2016

November 03, 2016

2016 Atmospheres Annual Awards Ceremony


The Earth Sciences Division - Atmospheres (Code 610AT) Awards Ceremony was held on Wednesday, November 2nd at NASA Goddard, and four GESTAR members were recognized with Performance Awards. Each recipient received a plaque from NASA Goddard, and Dagmar Morgan (USRA) and Dan Laughlin (MSU) were on hand at the ceremony to present individual certificates.


For Outstanding Performance - Outreach, Yuekui Yang (GESTAR/USRA) was recognized “For contributions to generating enhanced DSCOVR/EPIC RGB images”.


For Outstanding Performance - Science, Nayeong Cho (GESTAR/USRA) was recognized “For performing high quality analysis on coincident data from A-Train and other datasets”.


For Outstanding Performance – Science Software Development, Edward Nowottnick (GESTAR/USRA) was recognized “For development and testing of the CATS-ISS aerosol typing algorithm”.


For Outstanding Performance – Technical Support, Melanie Follette-Cook (GESTAR/MSU) was recognized “For outstanding scientific performance on the DISCOVER-AQ field campaign and post-mission analysis and modeling”.


GESTAR congratulates Drs. Yang, Cho, Nowottnick and Follette-Cook on this recognition of their contributions to NASA’s mission.



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.