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2014 Far West Regional Awards
The Far West Region presented 16 awards to our laboratories in the categories of Outstanding Technology Development, Outstanding Partnership, Outstanding Commercialization Success, Technology Transfer Professional of the Year, and the Far West Laboratory Representative of the Year.

The awards presentations took place August 26, 2014 as part of our Joint FLC Far West / Mid-Continent Regional Meeting in Devner Colorado. A recap of our awards presentation is available Here

Some of our Far West Award Winners 2014
Some of the winners included Kevin Gering (INL), Richard Rankin (LLNL), Jennifer Stewart (NSWC Corona), Catherine Elizondo (LLNL), Peter Christensen (PNNL), Zimin Nie (PNNL), and Chris Cirullo, (Navy SSC Pacific)

This year's awards included:

Outstanding Commercialization Success:

  • Idaho National Laboratory - Deployment of Multiphysics Object Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE)
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - microTLC™
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Solution Grown Organic Scintillators
  • NASA Ames Research Center - CBAERO: Configuration Based Aerodynamics
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center / Corona Division - Metbench Calibration Automation To Market
Outstanding Partnership:
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Ultrascale Visualization Climate Data Analysis Tools
  • Sandia National Laboratories - H2FIRST
Outstanding Technology Development:
  • Idaho National Laboratory - Advanced Electrolyte Model (AEM)
  • NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center - Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Technology
  • NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center - A Novel Peak-Seeking Algorithm To Optimize Performance Of Dynamic Systems
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Iron Vanadium Redox Flow Battery
  • SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific - Multiple Radios per Node Network Architecture (MRNNA)
  • SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific - Multi-Segmented Magnetic Robot (MSMR)
  • USDA-ARS-Pacific West Area - Solution Blow Spinning
Technology Transfer Professional of the Year:
  • Peter C. Christensen - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Laboratory Representative of the Year:
  • Jennifer Stewart - Naval Surface Warfare Center / Corona Division

Far West / Mid-Continent Regional Meeting
The FLC Mid-Continent and Far West Regions meeting was held August 26 - 27, 2014 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver CO.

The meeting and training sessions were a great success. You can see a meeting recap and view/download the presentations at www.flcmidcontinent.org/meeting/

Results of the FLC 2014 Far West Region Elections

Mr. Brian Suh, of the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific, was elected to serve a second term as FLC Far West Regional Coordinator (RC).

Ms. Jennifer Stewart of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Corona Division was elected to serve as the Far West Deputy Coordinator. This is Ms. Stewart's first elected position in the FLC and the region.

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

Results of the FLC 2014 National Elections

In addition to our regional elections (listed above), the FLC had elections for National Officers.

Elected for National Office are:
  • Recording Secretary - Marianne Lynch
  • Financial Officer - Theresa A. Baus
  • Member-at-Large
      Dr. Rita Manak, Naval Research Laboratory
      Aaron Sauers, Argonne National Laboratory
      Kristen Schario, Air Force research Laboratory
Pictures of the newly elected officers are available at:


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