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2017 CO-LABS Governor's Awards for High-

Ninth Annual Event Honored Colorado’s
Top Scientists and Engineers
for Projects Having a Significant Impact on Society

From the quantum realm of bioscience to the vanguard of atmospheric physics, from the technology advancing new possibilities in manufacturing to crucial new assessments of severe weather – CO-LABS was proud to convene more than 200 fellow champions of science at Colorado's premier scientific research recognition event on October 5, 2017.
Researchers, entrepreneurs, business leaders, technology experts, STEM educators and government officials mingled and celebrated the exceptional and groundbreaking work of scientists and engineers from Colorado’s federally-funded research labs!
Presented By: 
WINNER: JILA and Dr. Tom Perkins' New Twists in the Molecules of Life 

Principal Investigator:
Thomas T. Perkins, Ph.D. Fellow of JILA & Adjunct Professor, 
Dept. of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, University of Colorado

WINNER: Seeing More with a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST)

Principal Investigators:
Dr. Robert Keller, Leader, Nanoscale Reliability Group, NIST
Dr. Roy Geiss, Analytical Specialist TEM/SEM, Colorado State University
Dr. Katherine Rice, Applications Scientist, CAMECA
WINNER: GPS Reflections: Innovative Techniques 

Principal Investigators:
Kristine Larson, Professor, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
John Braun, Project Scientist, UCAR COSMIC Program
Eric Small, Professor, Dept.  of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado
Valery Zavorotny, Physicist, Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA

WINNER: GOES-16 the New Generation of Geostationary Weather Satellites 
Cooperative Institute For Research in the Atmospheric (CIRA)

Principal Investigators:
Steven Miller, Senior Research Scientist, CIRA
Curtis Seaman, Research Scientist, CIRA
Daniel Lindsey, Research Meteorologist, NOAA/NESDIS/RAMMB
Watch their Spotlight Videos - and say "WOW!"​
Read the Press Release
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