CO-LABS to honor high-impact federal research Oct. 10

By: InnovatioNews Monday September 30, 2013 0 comments Tags: Bill Farland, Boulder, CO-Labs, Ken Lund

Co-Labs logoBOULDER - Four Colorado-based research centers will be honored for "high-impact research" on Oct. 10 by CO-LABS.

Ken Lund, Office of Economic Development and International Trade executive director, will present the 2013 Governor's Awards for High-Impact Research at the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building on the CU-Boulder campus at 5:30p.m.

CO-LABS is a nonprofit organization that informs the public about research breakthroughs and impacts from the 30 federally-funded labs and research facilities in Colorado.

"Researchers in Colorado's federal laboratories continue to lead the nation with valuable research addressing some of today's most pressing problems," said Bill Farland, CO-LABS chair.

"CO-LABS and the Governor's awards recognize this work and celebrate its impact."

This year's awards will go to:

  • NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory, Global Monitoring Division, for "Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network"

  • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), a joint institute of the University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA, "Helping Colorado Plan for Drought"

  • Centers for Disease Control, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Fort Collins, "Developing New Approaches to Diagnosing and Treating Human Arboviral Infections"

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, "NIST Chip-Scale Atomic Device Team"

Honorable Mention in Foundational Technology was awarded to the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, "Uncovering New Structures in Our Planet's Radiation Belts."

Honorable Mention in Sustainability went to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), "A Wind Power Forecasting System to Optimize Integration of Renewable Energy Into the Power Grid."

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