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Awards

Each year, the United States Air Force Academy celebrates the research accomplishments of faculty and cadets with an awards ceremony. Awards are for research conducted between September 1 of the previous calendar year and August 31 of the current calendar year.

MARTINSON SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING AND LEARNING (SoTL) AWARDS

SoTL awards are given to members of the Academy faculty for outstanding educational research focused on cadet learning. Winners’ research has potential impact beyond the course(s) involved in the study, and demonstrates overall excellence and acceptance by other experts in the field.

2017-2018 Academic Year Award Winner

Dr. Julie Tetley, Department of Research

MCDERMOTT AWARDS

Brig. Gen. Robert F. McDermott was appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower as the first permanent professor at the Academy and later, the first permanent Dean of the Faculty. He laid the groundwork for creation of the Astronautical Research Laboratory and introduced approximately 30 new academic majors during his tenure. The McDermott Awards recognize faculty excellence in humanities and the social sciences.

2017-2018 Academic Year Award Winners

Lt Col Jimmy Do, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership – Social Sciences

Lt Col Mark Grotelueschen, Department of History – Humanities

Dr. Kerstin Haring, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership – Immediate Impact in Research

Lt Col Michael Anderson, Department of Engineering Mechanics – Technology Transfer

MOORE AWARDS

Presented in honor of Maj. Thomas D. Moore, a former professor of physics and electrical engineering at the Academy, this award celebrates the outstanding work of cadets during the Cadet Summer Research Program.

2017-2018 Academic Year Award Winners

C1C Molly Phillips – Social Sciences/Overall Winner

C1C Nathan Montierth – Humanities

C1C Courtney Kunselman – Basic Sciences

C1C Jinan Andrews – Engineering

SEILER AWARDS

Col. Frank Seiler is well remembered for his devotion to increasing the stature of in-house Air Force laboratories and improving career opportunities for young officer scientists. Sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Seiler Awards recognize outstanding researchers conducting basic scientific and engineering research.

2017-2018 Academic Year Award Winners

Dr. Alina Gearba-Sell, Department of Physics – Basic Sciences

Dr. Randall Musselman, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering – Engineering

DF AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CADET RESEARCH: INDIVIDUAL

2017-2018 Academic Year Award Winner

2Lt Victoria Morrison

DF AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CADET RESEARCH: TEAM

2017-2018 Academic Year Award Winner

C1C John Potthoff & C1C Jon Clegg