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AWARDS
2015 NASA Honor Awards

The honorees received their awards at a special ceremony on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Ames Research Center, presented by Astronaut Scott Altman and Tom Edwards, Ames Deputy Center Director



Astronaut Scott Altman and Ames Deputy Center Director Tom Edwards present Karen Deguzman with her award.
Karen E. Deguzman received an Exceptional Service Medal “for exceptional, substantial, and sustained contributions to NASA's core missions as an innovative leader in financial and workforce management.”




Astronaut Scott Altman and Ames Deputy Center Director Tom Edwards present Bosco Dias with his award.
Bosco J. Dias received an Exceptional Public Achievement Medal “for exceptional improvements to the Advanced Concepts Flight Simulator (ACFS) at the Crew Vehicle Systems Research Facility.”




Astronaut Scott Altman and Ames Deputy Center Director Tom Edwards present Dave McNally with the award on behalf of the Dynamic Weather Routes team.
The Dynamic Weather Routes Team received a group achievement award “for developing a ground-based trajectory automation system that will help U.S. airlines reduce delays due to severe weather.”

The team included representatives from NASA Ames Research Center (Paul F. Borchers, William N. Chan, Chester Gong, David McNally, Kapil S. Sheth), American Airlines (Tim Antolovic, Desmond Keany, Charlie Mead, Jeff Osborne, Brennan Scott, Steve Smith, Mike Sterenchuk, Kimball Stone, Larry Williamson, Damon Wood), FAA (Michael Copp, Sam Pacifico, Kenneth Woodham), IPA-ARC (Heinz Erzberger), Science Application International Corp. (Ling-Mei Shao), SGT, Inc. (Fu-Tai Shih), University of California Santa Cruz (Jinn-Hwei Cheng, Hassan Eslami, Saugata Guha, Sue Hinton, Chuhan Lee, Richard Looney, Steve Merrill, Jody Null, Pat O'Neal, Keenan Roach, Scott Sahlman, Rey Salcido, J D Sanders, Joe Walker, John Walker, Joe Walton), and Wyle Labs (Louise Morgan-Ruszkowski).




Astronaut Scott Altman and Ames Deputy Center Director Tom Edwards present Yoon Jung with the award on behalf of the Spot and Runway Departure Advisor Team.
The Spot and Runway Departure Advisor Team received a group achievement award “for outstanding service and contributions supporting simulations and fielding for surface research at NASA Ames Research Center.”

The team included representatives from NASA Ames Research Center (John G. Amaral, David O. Chin, Fay C. Chinn, Rodrigo S. David, Miwa Hayashi, Ty Hoang, Mirna G. Johnson, Yoon C. Jung, Wayne T. Momii, Justin Montoya, Khoa V. Nguyen, Boris M. Rabin, Betty W. Silva, Savita A. Verma, Robert D. Windhorst), Mosaic ATM, Inc. (Dan Pietrasik), American Airlines (Ronnie Baker, Peter Bonventre, Mike Bryant, Brian DiCarlo, Mike Dunbar, Hakan Ergan, Craig Goldmintz, Laurdmareddy Gumireddy, Billy Howell, Ilhan Ince, Balaji Nagarajan, Randy Silver, Richard Smith, Bo Zhang), FAA (Brendan Johnson, Stephen Veurink), Flight Research Associates (Paul Fast, Kari Gonter, Matt Gregory, Bill Gronhagen, Wendy Krikorian, Kennita Kurtz, Bruce Miles, Jim Miller, Mark Penn, Scott Whitten), San Jose State University Foundation Inc. (Vicki Dulchinos), Science Application International Corp. (Estela Buchmann, Diane Carpenter, Peter Chaplin, Jeff Diaz, Jeff Hernandez, Carla Ingram, Ron Lehmer, Chris Murphy, Martin Pethtel, Jacob Pfeiffer, Tuan Truong, Bogu Wei, Dan Wilkins, Minh Wong), and University of California Santa Cruz (Cynthia Freedman, Gautam Gupta, Hanbong Lee, Waqar Malik, Kenny Ray, Anthony Seo, Leonard Tobias).




Astronaut Scott Altman and Ames Deputy Center Director Tom Edwards present Paul Borchers with the award on behalf of the North Texas Research Station Team.
The North Texas Research Station Team received a group achievement award “for the successful preparation and hosting of a high-visibility visit by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden for NASA's North Texas Research Station (NTX).”

The team included representatives from NASA Ames Research Center (Paul F. Borchers, Lewis S. Braxton, Jonas G. Dino, Thomas A. Edwards, Shawn A. Engelland, Katharine K. Lee, Dave McNally, Leighton K. Quon, Edward Schilling, Huy K. Tran), American Airlines (Robert Isom, Jr., Tim Campbell, Kimball Stone, Tim Antolovic, Mike Sterenchuk), Deltha-Critique (Dominic E. Hart, David A. Maurantonio), DFW (Sean Donohue, Steven Tobey, Brandon Steinmann, James Crites, F. Paul Martinez, David Magana, Leslie Sanders), FAA (Kelvin Solco, Lynn Lunsford, Jim Dambrosia, Michael Copp, Kenneth Woodham, Greg Juno), Mosaic ATM, Inc. (Alan Capps, Kevin Day), University of California Santa Cruz (Keenan Roach, Jody Null, John Sanders), and Wyle Labs (Louise Morgan-Ruskowski).




Astronaut Scott Altman and Ames Deputy Center Director Tom Edwards present Craig Hange with the award on behalf of the UTM Workshop Team.
The UAS Traffic Management (UTM) Workshop Team received a group achievement award “for exceptional planning of the UTM Workshop that attracted future partners and media interest in NASA's vanguard effort to integrate UTM in the civilian airspace.”

The team included representatives from NASA Ames Research Center (Frank J. Aguilera, Rudolph A. Aquilina, Lynn M. Bala, Kevin Carbajal, Davis L. Hackenberg, Craig E. Hange, Corey Ippolito, Marcus A. Johnson, Parimal H. Kopardekar, Seth S. Kurasaki, Katharine K. Lee, Eric R. Mueller, John E. Robinson, Huy K. Tran, William G. Warmbrodt), Centra Technology, Inc. (Christopher G. Carvalho, Richmon Tun), Science & Technology Corp. (Susan M. Segall), Sectek, Inc. (Frances Lou V. Quintillan), University of California Santa Cruz (Victoriana A. Delossantos, Sheryl A. Wold, Yolanda R. De Rouen, Charlene A. Cayabyab), and Wyle Labs (Melinda F. Gratteau, Nicola P. Hunt, Angela M. Boyle, Leslye S. Mogford).




Astronaut Scott Altman and Ames Deputy Center Director Tom Edwards present Bruce Felt with the award on behalf of the Vertical Motion Simulator Mechanical Shop Team.
The Vertical Motion Simulator Mechanical Shop received a group achievement award “for technical excellence in detecting, analyzing, and repairing the VMS Lateral Pinion Bearing, preventing loss of experiments and further damage.”

The team included representatives from Science Applications International Corp. (Peter Chaplin, Bruce Felt, Steve Fletcher, Phillip Jensen, Minh Wong)

Group shot of the Vertical Motion Mechanical Shop team.
The Vertical Motion Simulator Mechanical Shop Team. From left to right: Steve Fletcher, Peter Chaplin, Minh Wong, Phillip Jensen, and Bruce Felt.





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