NOAA Research Diversity Awards

Image of Melinda Marquis (with RDML Tim Gallaudet and  Craig McClean) accepting her award

Pictured left to right: RDML Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., USN Ret. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere; Melinda Marquis, Program Manager for ESRL's Atmospheric Science for Renewable Energy; and Craig McClean, Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research and NOAA Acting Chief Scientist

November 15, 2017

Melinda Marquis was awarded the 2017 EEO/Diversity Individual Award for leading the development of the ESRL Diversity and Inclusion Plan in coordination with the EEO/Diversity Office. Melinda was also instrumental in bringing three graduate students and post-docs to ESRL Global Systems Division (GSD), one each from the National Research Council, Howard University, and the University of Colorado. She also coordinated visits to Howard University in 2016 and, in September 2017, the University of Texas El-Paso. Dr. Marquis is the Program Manager for the ESRL’s Atmospheric Science for Renewable Energy team.

EEO/Diversity Laboratory of the Year: Earth System Research Laboratory

ESRL has been named EEO/Diversity Laboratory of the Year for the combined efforts of all ESRL divisions. ESRL allocated dedicated resources to EEO, had excellent divisional employee completion rates for FY17 Sexual Harassment Training, completed the ESRL Diversity and Inclusion Plan, contributed articles to the March and July (Special Student Edition) EEO Newsletter, creatively used various programs to establish a wide array of special internship positions, worked in the community and had strong educational outreach, and increased involvement in tribal engagement activities.

For more information contact: Susan Cobb 303-497-5093