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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.

2018-2019 Academic Year Award Winner

Dr. Martiqua Post, Department of Aeronautical Engineering

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.

2018-2019 Academic Year Award Winners

Lieutenant Colonel Greg Steeger, Department of Management – Social Sciences

Lieutenant Colonel Craig Morris, Department of History – Humanities

Dr. Latisha Jefferies, Department of Chemistry – Immediate Impact in Research

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.

2018-2019 Academic Year Award Winners

C1C James Brahm, Department of Computer Science – Engineering/Overall

C1C Ernest Alvino III, Department of Chemistry – Basic Sciences

C1C Grace Skidmore, Department of English – Humanities

C1C Diana Myers, Department of Political Science – Social Sciences

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.

2018-2019 Academic Year Award Winners

Lieutenant Colonel Josh Kittle, Department of Chemistry – Basic Sciences

Dr. Tom McLaughlin, Department of Aeronautical Engineering – Engineering

DF AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CADET RESEARCH: TEAM

2018-2019 Academic Year Award Winners

C1C Matthew Robbins & C1C Alexander Yantis, Department of Aeronautical Engineering