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2019 Distinguished Mentoring Award




Killgore is honored for empowering his mentees with the ability to develop a commitment to a healthy work-life balance, resulting in their becoming innovative, creative and exceptionally motivated contributors to the scientific community at NIST and beyond. His natural inclusiveness allows him to guide mentees ranging from undergraduate students to senior NIST scientists, embracing the values in diverse professional and personal backgrounds. His multifaceted approach to mentor-mentee relationships emphasizes the importance of choosing passionate pursuits both professionally and personally, and then skillfully performing the activities needed to achieve high-impact success, all while maintaining high standards of excellence. 


Jason Killgore

Materials Research Engineer
Material Measurement Laboratory