SOS and SOS Explorer Team receives an Honorable Mention at the CO-Labs Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research

Image of the SOS Team

October 5, 2017

On October 5, 2017, the Science On a Sphere® team received an Honorable Mention at the Ninth Annual CO-Labs Governor’s Awards for High Impact Research at a ceremony at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS).

The NOAA/ESRL/Global Systems Division and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) team was honored for Science on a Sphere® and SOS Explorer™ visualization systems that are used worldwide to educate the public about science.

The team includes Beth Russell (CIRES), Eric Hackathorn (NOAA/ESRL/GSD), Hilary Peddicord (CIRES), Shilpi Gupta (CIRES), Keith Searight (CIRA), Jeff Smith (CIRA), Ian McGinnis (CIRES), Vincent Keller (CIRES), Jonathan Joyce (CIRES), Steve Kasica (CIRES), Tony Liao (CIRES). Beth Russell and Hilary Peddicord demonstrated the SOS installed at the DMNS to attendees during the social hour before the ceremony.

The CO-Labs 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.

James Balog was the keynote speaker, a world-renowned photographer featured in the Emmy Award-winning documentary Chasing Ice, and found of the Extreme Ice Survey.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper was unable to attend but had a message for the winners:  “The projects in this year’s CO-LABS High-Impact Awards spotlight what makes Colorado a leader in innovation. It’s terrific to see research advance partnerships with the private sector. The range of crucial and profound discoveries coming from these labs are a national asset,” said Governor John Hickenlooper.  “I congratulate the scientific teams for their groundbreaking work and am excited to see the mark they will leave on our state and society as a whole.”

There will be a CO-LABS visit to NOAA Boulder on Thursday, October 12 with a specific focus on Science On a Sphere®.

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