The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC), the nationwide network that promotes and strengthens technology transfer from its membership of 300 federal laboratories and centers, recently honored two officials from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Paul Zielinski, director of NIST's Technology Partnerships Office, has been elected for a two-year term as the FLC national chair, starting in October 2013. In this position, Zielinski will serve as the organization's chief executive, head its executive board and executive committee, and be responsible for leading activities that advance FLC's mission to "create an environment that adds value to and supports the technology transfer efforts of its members and potential partners."
The FLC also recently announced that Mary Satterfield, scientific advisor to the director of NIST's Materials Measurement Laboratory, has been named as a winner of the 2013 STEM Award. The award "recognizes the efforts of an FLC laboratory employee (or team) that has demonstrated outstanding work in support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education during the past year." At NIST, Satterfield has led the development and operation of the agency's Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers, a two-week workshop for science teachers in Grades 6-8 with hands-on activities, lectures, tours and visits with scientists.
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