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Over 20 STAR Scientists Honored with Dept. of Commerce 2008 Bronze Medal Honor Awards

April 7, 2009 - On Tuesday, April 7, at the NOAA Honor Awards Ceremony in downtown Washington, D.C., over 20 STAR scientists received Bronze Medals honoring their work on three different projects. Dr. Jane Lubchenco, NOAA's new administrator, addressed the assembly, and praised the work of the award winners.

For innovative uses of operational weather satellites to understand climate change and to quantify trends in the global climate system:

  • Jeffrey Key
  • Andrew Heidinger
  • Ralph Ferraro
  • Thomas Smith
  • Mark Eakin
  • Kevin Gallo

For implementing processing systems that create Metop products and make them available for assimilation into U.S. forecast systems in record time.

  • Sid-Ahmed Boukabara
  • Christopher Barnet
  • Mitchell Goldberg
  • Fuzhong Weng
  • Ralph Ferraro
  • Walter Wolf
  • Limin Zhao
  • Tom Schott
  • Awdhesh Sharma
  • Huan Meng

For developing NOAA's Strategic Satellite Plan to balance requirements, observation capabilities, and resources.
 

  • Alfred M. Powell, Jr.
  • Michael Crison
  • Robert Kuligowski
  • Dan Tarpley
  • John Pereira
  • Ingrid Guch
  • David K. Hermrick
  • Larry Flynn
  • Fuzhong Weng
  • Laury Miller
  • Vanessa Griffin
  • Steve Goodman
  • Jim Yoe
  • Timothy Schmit
group photo of STAR's Bronze Medal honorees, 4/7/2009

Limin Zhao, Steve Goodman, Larry Flynn, Ralph Ferraro, Huan Meng, Bob Kuligowski (in back), Laury Miller, Awdhesh Sharma, Al Powell, Thomas Smith, Mitch Goldberg, Sid Boukabara, Chris Barnet and Fuzhong Weng

Jane Lubchenco, Thomas Smith, Ralph Ferraro, and Abigail Harper of NESDIS, 4/7/2009

Jane Lubchenco, Thomas Smith, Ralph Ferraro, and Abigail Harper of NESDIS

Second group of STAR Bronze Medal Honorees, 4/7/2009

Jane Lubchenco, Fuzhong Weng, Limin Zhao, Sid Boukabara, Chris Barnet, Mitch Goldberg, Awdhesh Sharma, Ralph Ferraro, Huan Meng, and Abigail Harper of NESDIS

photo: Bob Kuligowski, Jane Lubchenco, Tim Schmit, Steve Goodman, David Hermrick, Laury Miller, John Pereira, Vanessa Griffin, Fuzhong Weng, Larry Flynn, Al Powell, Abigail Harper, and Jim Yoe 4/7/2009

Bob Kuligowski, Jane Lubchenco, Tim Schmit, Steve Goodman, David Hermrick, Laury Miller, John Pereira, Vanessa Griffin, Fuzhong Weng, Larry Flynn, Al Powell, Abigail Harper, and Jim Yoe

Ralph Ferraro & Chris Barnet, 4/7/2009

Ralph Ferraro & Chris Barnet Enjoying the Awards Reception

Fuzhong Weng, Steve Goodman, 4/7/2009

Fuzhong Weng & Steve Goodman

Al Powell, David Hermreck, Jim Yoe, 4/7/2009

Al Powell, David Hermreck, Jim Yoe

Tim Schmit, Larry Flynn, Fuzhong Weng, Steve Goodman, and Jim Yoe, 4/7/2009

Enjoying the Reception:
Tim Schmit, Larry Flynn, Fuzhong Weng, Steve Goodman, and Jim Yoe

Sid Boukabara and his son Selim, 4/7/2009

Sid Boukabara and his son Selim


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