DoC Gold Medal and Distinguished Career Awards

2014 DoC Gold Medal

Erica Kuligowski, Long Phan, Frank Lombardo, Materials and Structural Systems Division, and Dave Jorgensen (NOAA), for their study of building performance, warnings, and human behavior in the investigation of the 2011 Joplin, MO tornado

NOAA Distinguished Career Award — NOAA’s Distinguished Career Award honors cumulative career achievement of sustained excellence, rather than a single defined accomplishment, in specific categories.  In addition, this award recognizes significant accomplishments across all NOAA program areas and functions that have resulted in long- term benefits to our mission and strategic goals.

Richard J. Doviak (OAR)
For development of breakthrough radar methods that have greatly enhanced operational severe weather detection and advanced meteorological research.

David J. Stensrud (OAR)
For exemplary service as a brilliant scientist, inspiring mentor, and generous collaborator in 28 years with the National Severe Storms Laboratory.