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2021 Bronze Medal Award


The team is recognized for outstanding initiative and leadership in creating a vibrant forum for the discussion, learning, and sharing of artificial intelligence (AI) research activities and experiences across NIST. Their work—which has led to greater collaboration, efficiency, and creativity for NIST AI research—has been a model for NIST engagement in other emerging technology areas. Their creative offerings of compelling community events has produced an enthusiastic atmosphere for open AI knowledge sharing at NIST.


Lawrence D. Nadel

Electronics Engineer
Information Technology Laboratory

Michael Garris

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Heather Evans

General Physical Scientist
Director's Office