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2021 Bronze Medal Award


The group is recognized for designing and building a novel research system that applies NIST’s unique computational skills, tools, and expertise to better facilitate information flow among researchers and scientists (across different disciplines) in search of important COVID literature. This expansive research database was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as the scientific community was faced with a flood of information—and is a glowing example of a concentrated NIST effort that influenced the world in a profound way.


Alden Dima

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Talapady Bhat

Research Chemist
Material Measurement Laboratory

Benjamin Long

IT Specialist
Information Technology Laboratory, Software and Systems Division

Jacob Collard

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Rachael Sexton

Mechanical Engineer
Laboratory Programs, Engineering Laboratory, Systems Integration Division

John Elliott

Supervisory Physical Scientist
Material Measurement Laboratory