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2022 Colleagues' Choice Award

Linda Derr Colleagues Choice


Ms. Derr is recognized for leading the NIST Boulder Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) as its director, for substantial improvements through streamlining its researcher selection process, for structuring its financial accounting and reporting, for enriching collaboration and transparent communication among hundreds of stakeholders across NIST organizational units and universities, and for helping enable growth in the participation of Boulder PREP research associates by 50% over five years.  Ms. Derr's exemplary dedication, extraordinary service, and programmatic insights have contributed significantly to increases in the confidence and success of PREP, and to supporting career progress for highly skilled STEM researchers.


Linda Derr

Business Operations Specialist
Laboratory Programs, Communications Technology Laboratory