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Governor's Awards 2016

2016 Governor's Award for High Impact Research

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From the furthest reaches of space to the smallest quantum particles to measurements of atmospheric gases and assessment of human B cell antibodies – on October 6, 2016 CO-LABS hosted the premier scientific research recognition event in Colorado with over 170 researchers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and government officials as we celebrate the exceptional and groundbreaking work of scientists and engineers from Colorado’s federal research labs.

Thanks to all of our attendees and sponsors

for supporting this year's premier scientific research recognition

and networking event!

READ THE POST-EVENT PRESS RELEASE

WHAT THEY SAID: 20+ TESTIMONIALS & PHOTOS

hosting sponsor: 

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

 

Governor John Hickenlooper with Dr. Daniel Baker

“What I love about CO-LABS is you have an ecosystem of scientists working on a vast array of difficult and perplexing problems, and yet they talk to each other, they work with each other, they inspire each other. I take great pride that we are in the foundational position to address so many societal challenges,” said the Governor. “On behalf of the entire state of Colorado want to extend congratulations and appreciation for all that all of you do, especially the winners.”

- Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

READ 20+ Testimonials and see photos from the event

 

2016 Winners:

Earth Systems and Space Sciences:
LASP Director Dr. Daniel Baker Leads Research on Critical Space Weather Forecasting Missions
Read more: Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) DETAILS

Foundational Science and Technology:
The JILA Quantum Machine Team: Extending Mastery of Quantum Mechanics from
Microscopic Particles to Human-Made Machines
Read more: JILA is a joint institute between CU-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology DETAILS
Public Health and Life Sciences:
Innovative Diagnostic Response to Public Health Emergencies - Zika and Yellow Fever Epidemics
Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (CDC) DETAILS
Sustainability:
Preparing and Maintaining Critical Greenhouse Gas Calibration Standards and Methods Usedin the Worldwide Monitoring of these Critical Atmospheric Gases
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Earth Systems Research Laboratory (NOAA ESRL) DETAILS
Honorable Mention:
NREL's Battery Internal Short-Circuit (ISC) Device: A Breakthrough in Battery Safety
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) DETAILS

 

PLATINUM SPONSORS 

Vaisala   

 

CU-Boulder

 

GOLD SPONSORS

USDA Agricultural   Xcel Energy

Boulder Chamber   Boulder Economic Council

 

SILVER SPONSORS

     

 City of Boulder          

    

 

MEDIA SPONSOR

  Boulder Engineering Studio

 

BRONZE SPONSORS

SU Group   

 UNAVCO   University Center for Atmospheric Research

SCOTT & LOUISE  STERNBERG

BRIAN PAYER & FAMILY

Colorado State University

 

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

IMPACT DENVER           URBAN INSTITUTE        BOULDER SBDC 

CSU VENTURES      COLORADO STATE SCIENCE FAIR


Since 2009 the Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research has honored Colorado scientists and engineers from the state’s federally funded research laboratories for outstanding achievements. Each year a special committee appointed by the CO-LABS Board of Directors reviews nominations from Colorado’s labs and selects projects that have had a significant global, national or state impact resulting from a scientific breakthrough, change in public policy or development of a new technology. Click on previous years' winners' details on the left column.