The USRA Management Awards recognize managers who demonstrate excellence in leading a team, managing the work, and positively affecting staff – all while demonstrating USRA Values – Passion, Partnerships, Professionalism. 2018 marked the first year for these annual awards. A total of 34 employees engaged in the process and nominated 12 managers. A selection committee reviewed the nominations and 5 managers were selected for recognition this year. Among the five managers selected was GESTAR’s Dr. Oreste Reale (610.1/USRA).
More than half of Oreste’s large team nominated him for this award. They noted his passion about research, learning, and service, that he treats everyone with equal respect and recognition, and that he sets a strong ethical example by his own actions. He is always approachable and available as a mentor to his team. He possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills and expresses himself clearly and politely – all of which has a positive impact on his group. They believe his skills and talents as a supervisor are of great value to both USRA and NASA, and he is truly worthy of recognition through this award.
GESTAR congratulates Dr. Reale on this recognition!
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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.