Gov. Hickenlooper to present CO-LABS awards for high-impact research on Oct. 25

By: Steve Thursday October 11, 2012 0 comments Tags: Bill Farland, Boulder, CO-Labs

Co-Labs logoBOULDER - Gov. John Hickenlooper will present the CO-LABS annual awards for "High-Impact Research" on Oct. 25 to teams from six Colorado-based research centers.

The awards are for breakthroughs in hurricane forecasting, oil spill air quality assessment, Lyme disease prevention, energy efficiency, detection of aquatic invaders and crop science, according to the Colorado BioScience Association, host of the event.

Sponsor of the event is CO-LABS, a nonprofit that informs the public about the breakthroughs and impacts of 24 federal laboratories in Colorado.

The awards program will be held at the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder beginning at 5:30 p.m.

"Researchers in Colorado laboratories are working together and finding solutions to some of the world's most challenging problems, which is reflected in the Governor's awards and the commitment that Colorado has to its federal and state organizations," said Bill Farland, CO-LABS chair.

Award recipients include:

  • Deepwater Horizon Atmospheric Science Team, a partnership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

  • The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere/Advanced Technology Source at Colorado State University

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins

  • United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

  • Bureau of Reclamation

  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden


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