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CO-LABS Announces Winners of 2018 Governor's Awards
for High-Impact Research
Tenth Annual Event Honors Colorado’s Top Scientists and Engineers
for Projects Having a Significant Impact on Society


August 20, 2018: CO-LABS has announced the three winners of the 2018 Governor's Award for High-Impact Research. Celebrating ten years, the event gathers scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and government officials to celebrate the exceptional and groundbreaking work of scientists and engineers from Colorado’s federally-funded research labs and institutions.

Governor's Awards for High Impact Research

2018 WINNERS: 

     JILA   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   National Renewable Energy Laboratory

• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Metabolic biomarkers for improved diagnosis and prognosis of early Lyme disease

• JILA - Revolutionizing ultrafast and nanoscale imaging through the research and development of tabletop x-ray sources

• National Renewable Energy Laboratory - A sustainable, elegant solution to produce cost-competitive acrylonitrile

2018 Honorable Mention:
• CIRES - Consumer Products' Emissions - Pioneering work on growing emissions from consumer products improves scientific understanding of air pollution and benefits environmental regulation and policy

The winners will be formally recognized and celebrated Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 5:00pm-9:00pm at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard in Denver, Colorado. Tickets and registration details are available at