NOAA PRESENTS AWARDS TO THREE STUDENTS AT 2006 INTEL INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR
June 14, 2006 — NOAA presented special awards to three students whose outstanding projects further the understanding of Earth's systems as part of the 2006 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Indianapolis. (Click NOAA image for larger view of George Sharman (right), chair of the NOAA judging team, with the three winners of the “Taking the Pulse of the Planet” Awards: (left to right) Alexa A. Carey, Malcolm Bruce Young and John Christopher Turner. Click here for high resolution version. Please credit “NOAA.”)
The "Taking the Pulse of the Planet" awards were sponsored by the NOAA Office of Education and designed to recognize the importance of the U.S.-led initiative to develop a Global Earth Observation System.
The Intel fair is the preeminent science venue for pre-college students from around the world. Student finalists went through a rigorous competition to qualify and won an all-expense paid trip to the event.
The recipients of the NOAA awards were judged to have created projects of the highest quality and relevance to NOAA science. The 2006 recipients and their award-winning projects are:
The winning students will have the opportunity to participate in NOAA research with a paid summer internship at a NOAA research laboratory, a paid research experience on a NOAA ship at sea, or a paid research field experience at a NOAA National Marine Sanctuary. Additionally, the students each receive a certificate signed by retired Navy Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher Jr., undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator, and an engraved plaque.
award judges were George Sharman from the the NOAA
National Geophysical Data Center, Margaret McCalla from the Office
of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology, and Steve Gittings from
the NOAA National Marine
agency of the U.S. Department of
Commerce, is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national
safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related
events and providing environmental stewardship of the nation's coastal
and marine resources.
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