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AWARDS
2012 Presidential Rank and NASA Honor Awards
August 22, 2012

Photo of Shawn Engelland, Ron Lehmer, and Michelle Eshow wearing their NASA Honor Award medals and holding up their certificates.
NASA Honor Award 2012 medal winners, Shawn Engelland, Ron Lehmer, and Michelle Eshow

Shawn A. Engelland received an Exceptional Service Medal “for exceptional management of the NASA North Texas Field Site that supports critical NASA research and that has been recognized as a national facility critical to NextGen.”

Ronald D. Lehmer received an Outstanding Public Leadership Medal “for leading a team that successfully integrated a Boeing 737 aircraft model with the Advanced Concepts Flight Simulator and enhancing its capability to support NASA programs.”

Michelle M. Eshow received an Exceptional Achievement Medal “for exceptional achievement of the development of an air traffic information database that facilitates and strengthens the quality of Air Traffic Management research at NASA.”


Photo of Gilena Monroe accepting the Equal Employment Opportunity award on behalf of Aisha Bowe as she holds up a portrait of Aisha.
Gilena Monroe accepts the Equal Employment Opportunity Award on behalf of Aisha Bowe.

Aisha R. Bowe received an Equal Employment Opportunity Medal “for exceptional leadership in bringing opportunity to MESA youth and diversity to NASA and to our next generation of scientists and engineers.”


Photo of Rudy Aquilina accepting his award.
Rudy Aquilina is presented with a 2012 NASA Honor Award and Medal for Outstanding Leadership.

Rudy A. Aquilina* received an Outstanding Leadership Medal “for exemplary leadership in the formulation and implementation of the NextGen Concepts and Technology Development Project.”

* Honorary Division staff member


Photo of Yoon Jung's family accepting the award on his behalf.
Dr. Yoon Jung's family accept the 2012 NASA Honor Award and Medal for Outstanding Leadership on his behalf.

Yoon C. Jung received an Outstanding Leadership Medal “for outstanding technical leadership in airport surface management automation research supporting the National Next Generation Air Transportation System.”


Photo of a member of the Boeing 737-800W Aircraft Model Integration Team accepting their award.
The Boeing 737-800W Aircraft Model Integration Team is presented with a 2012 NASA Honor Award.

The Boeing 737-800W Aircraft Model Integration Team received a group achievement award “for successfully integrating a high-fidelity Boeing 737-800W aircraft model with the Advanced Concepts Flight Simulator in support of NextGen research objectives.”

The team included representatives from NASA Ames Research Center (Bimal L. Aponso), Boeing (Steven J. Craft, Patrick Gallagher, Paul W. Halliday, Robert Heidt, Antony R. Hunt, Vincent L. Pupo, Robert E. Sawyer, Mark A. Springer, Andrew Zoledowski), and Science Applications International Corp. (David M. Brown, Diane M. Carpenter, William W. Chung, Bosco J. Dias, Ronald D. Lehmer, Ding-Jen Liu, Roger L. Overdorf, Ramesh C. Panda).


Photo of a member of the CAPIO Simulation Team accepting their award.
The CAPIO Simulation Team is presented with a 2012 NASA Honor Award.

The CAPIO Simulation Team received a group achievement award “for outstanding technology development of the CAPIO system at the Vertical Motion Simulator supporting NASA's Green Aviation Initiative.”

The team included representatives from NASA Ames Research Center (Diana M. Acosta, Steven D. Beard), Mission Critical Technologies, Inc. (Robert W. Craun), Science Applications International Corp. (Gordon H. Hardy, Michael W. Leonard, Emily K. Lewis, Michael J. Weinstein), Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (Jonathan S. Barlow), and University Affiliated Research Center (Yildiray Yildiz).


A group shot of the 3D-PAM team
Members of the Three-Dimensional Path Arrival Management (3D-PAM) at the 2012 NASA Honor Awards Ceremony

The Three-Dimensional Path Arrival Management (3D-PAM) Team received a group achievement award “for exceptional innovation and commitment in developing and delivering technology that enables "green" approaches into congested airspace with no new flight-deck equipage.”

The team included representatives from NASA Ames Research Center (Paul F. Borchers, David O. Chin, Richard A. Coppenbarger, Heinz Erzberger, Todd C. Farley, Steven M. Green, Miwa Hayashi, Alan G. Lee, Larry A. Meyn, Terry Rager, Laurel L. Stell), CSSI (Nabil Sandhu), Dept. of Transportation, Volpe Center (Christopher Tracy), FAA (Jeff Atkinson, Charles M. Buntin, Greg Dyer, Glennon Hilgedick, Richard Lanier, Bruce Marolf, Tom Zarick), Flight Research Associates (Matthew S. Gregory, Wendy Krikorian, Jim Miller), Intelligent Automation, Inc. (Nikhil Nigam, Goutam Satapathy, Yingchuan Zhang), Johns Hopkins University (David Frostbutter), JTA (Roger Bruce, Randy Carlson), MCR (Daniel Howell), MITRE (Richard Bolszak, Craig Johnson, Elida Smith), Optimal Synthesis, Inc. (Victor Cheng, Andrew Fong, Monish Tandale, Bong-Jun Yang), SAAB Sensis Corporation (Gregory Carr, Randy Chapin, Val Felipe, Phyllis Gustafson, Peter Hunt, Caleb Law, Gaurav Nagle, Jim Phillips, David Rappaport, Ari Stassart, Douglas N. Sweet, Yen Tran, Andrew Trapani, David Wang, Fei Zheng), Science Applications International Corp. (David Brown, Estela Buchmann, Diane M. Carpenter, Eric B. Gardner, Ron Lehmer, Jacob Pfeiffer, Chislain Saillant, John A. Walker), Skywest Airlines (Kelvin Hyatt), The Boeing Company (Dan Boyle, Aslaug Haraldsdottir, Dan Kredit, Julien Scharl, Ewald Schoemig, Kwok-On Tong), UC Santa Cruz (Hassan Eslami, Amir Farrahi, Patrick D. O'Neal, Rey Salcido, Minghong G. Wu, Min Xue), and United Airlines (David Little, Chuck Stewart).


Photo of two member of the CAPIO Simulation Team holding up their 2012 NASA Honor Award for group achievement.
Representatives of the CAPIO Simulation Team at the 2012 NASA Honor Awards ceremony.

Photo of Ron Lehmer and his family at the 2012 NASA Honor Awards ceremony
2012 NASA Honor Award and Outstanding Public Leadership Medal recipient, Ron Lehmer, and family

Photo of Rich Coppenbarger accepting the award on behalf of the 3D-PAM team.
Rich Coppenbarger accepts the 2012 NASA Honor Award for Group Achievement on behalf of the Three-Dimensional Path Arrival Management (3D-PAM) Team.

Photo of Michelle Eshow accepting her award.
Michelle Eshow is presented with a 2012 NASA Honor Award and Exceptional Achievement Medal.

Photo of Shawn Engelland accepting his award.
Shawn Engelland is presented with a 2012 NASA Honor Award and Medal for Exceptional Service.

Photo of Ron Lehmer accepting his award.
Ron Lehmer is presented with the 2012 NASA Honor Award and Medal for Outstanding Public Leadership.


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