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Far West to Host Regional Session at the FLC National Meeting April 22, 2014

The FLC Far West will have a short business meeting as part of the FLC's National Meeting, April 21 - 23, 2014 in Rockville, MD. Our session will take place on Tuesday, April 22, 5:30p - 6:30p in the Great Falls room of the Bethesda North Marriott.

2014 Elections Set for Far West Regional Coordinator & Deputy Coordinator

Nominations for the FLC Far West Regional Coordinator (RC) & Deputy Coordinator (DC) positions closed on March 1, 2012 and we have candidates running unopposed for each position.

Mr. Brian Suh, of the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific, has been nominated for the role of FLC Far West Regional Coordinator (RC). Ms. Jennifer Stewart from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division has been nominated for Deputy Coordinator.

Jennifer Stewart is the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division's Office of Research and Technology Application (ORTA) representative, and this will be her first elected position in the FLC and the region.

Nominations closed on March 7, 2014 and no other nominations were received. The election will be held on site at the FLC National Meeting, and by absentee ballot for voting members not attending the national meeting. Ballots will be distributed at the FLC national meeting, where voting will take place from Monday, April 21 -23. If you're unable to attend the meeting and vote in person, absentee ballots will be sent out Friday, March 21, please return by EOD, Tuesday, April 15.

This year's FLC National elections include the positions of Finance Officer, Recording Secretary, and three FLC Executive Board Members at Large. All positions are for two year terms commencing October 1, 2014.

Important Voting Dates:
Absentee Voting: March 21, through April 15, 2014
On site Voting: April 21 through 23, 2014

FLC Far West Regional Coordinator Candidate
Brian Suh
Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific
Nomination Statement
Brian Suh
FLC Far West Deputy Coordinator Candidate
Ms. Jennifer Stewart
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division
Nomination Statement
Jennifer Stewart

2014 Elections for National FLC Officers

In additon to our regional elections (listed above), the FLC is having elections for National Officers. As with our regional elections, the national elections will be held on site at the FLC National Meeting, and by absentee ballot for voting members not attending the national meeting.

The national office elections are for:
  • Recording Secretary - Marianne Lynch
  • Financial Officer - Theresa A. Baus
  • Member-at-Large (3 spots open)
      Jayena Griffin, NASA Dryden
      Dr. Rita Manak, NRL
      Aaron Sauers, Idaho National Laboratory
      Kristen Schario, AFRL
Complete details on these candidates are available at www.cvent.com/events/2014-flc-national-meeting/custom-39-606f421fee4a4554ac9876ff8466bc31.aspx

2013 Far West Regional Awards

Due to the federal government shutdown our Joint Far West / Mid-Continent Regional Meeting October 21-23, 2013 had to be downsized to a 1/2 day roundtable forum discussion on how to improve the technology transfer efforts on the part of the labs and the FLC.

We announced our FLC Far West Regional Award Winners at the WBT Innovation Marketplace. Awards included:

Outstanding Commercialization Success:

  • NASA Ames Research Center
  • NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Outstanding Partnership:
  • USDA-Agricultural Research Service
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Navy SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
Outstanding Technology Development:
  • USDA-Agricultural Research Service
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore)
Technology Transfer Professional of the Year:
  • Kristin Kimball - USDA-ARS


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