October 11, 2018

October 11, 2018

On September 25, 2018, Richard Damoah received a 2018 Morgan Instructional Innovator of the Year Award for his contribution to innovation, which has helped further economic development and entrepreneurship at Morgan State University. This inaugural awards ceremony was organized by the Division of Research and Economic Development Office of Technology Transfer. Dr. Damoah was nominated by his colleagues at the MSU physics department regarding his teaching and assigning MSU students to Goddard scientists for internships (2013-2015).

GESTAR congratulates Dr. Damoah on this recognition of his dedication to Morgan students.


Photo provided by R. Damoah.



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.