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2022 Arthur S. Flemming Award

Ellen Ryan Flemming award


Ms. Ryan is recognized for her outstanding leadership in developing and delivering public-private partnerships that drove the research and development of critical, life-saving communications capabilities for first responders, and involved a new generation in mission-driven public service. Ryan came to NIST in 2014 to perform technical lab work supporting the Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR). Due to her extraordinary curiosity about public-private partnerships and their benefits, Ms. Ryan helped PSCR pioneer and maximize a novel opportunity to accelerate research and development: NIST's first open innovation program. Her imagination and initiative resulted in an increased research capacity for advanced communications technology research and development, an increased number of researchers working in the field, and over I00 unique prototypes.


Ellen Ryan

Computer Engineer
Laboratory Programs, Communications Technology Laboratory, Public Safety Communications Research Division