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2021 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal


Dr. Higgins pioneered a groundbreaking technology that allows scientists and engineers to detect and remedy microscopic flaws that threaten the safety and reliability of 3D-printed products ranging from structural components to medical devices. Concurrently, she reshaped how federal agencies approach mentorship and inspiration of early-career employees by founding the Front Range Industry and Postdoc Summit and by leading the NIST Postdoctoral and Early-Career Association of Researchers.


Callie Higgins

Materials Research Engineer
Material Measurement Laboratory