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2016 Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 Award Recipients

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Pictured left to right: Donna Calu, Laurent Pueyo, Ishan Barman, Ryan Gardner

2016 Outstanding Young Scientists

Donna Calu, Ph.D.
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Awarded for her cutting-edge neurobiological approaches to investigate behaviors relevant to reward learning, stress and addiction, and her design of an implantable, drivable optical fiber, allowing recording of  brain activity during optical stimulation and inhibition in laboratory animals.

The Maryland Academy of Sciences at the Maryland Science Center is pleased to present Donna Calu the 2016 Outstanding Young Scientist Award in the Academic sector.

Learn more about Donna Calu’s work in this video.

Laurent A. Pueyo, Ph.D.
Space Telescope Science Institute

Recognizing his widely-established reputation as the leading exoplanet imaging analyst in the world, being directly involved in almost all the most significant exoplanet observations to date.

The Maryland Academy of Sciences at the Maryland Science Center is pleased to present Laurent A. Pueyo the 2016 Outstanding Young Scientist Award in the Non-academic sector.

Learn more about Dr. Laurent A. Pueyo’s work in this video.

2016 Outstanding Young Engineers

Ishan Barman, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University

Cited for his pioneering contributions to the innovation and application of vibrational spectroscopy to cancer diagnostics and therapy response monitoring, and for developing the first non-perturbative molecular tool offering detection of micro-calcifications, a principal mammographic marker of breast pathology.

The Maryland Academy of Sciences at the Maryland Science Center is pleased to present Ishan Barman the 2016 Outstanding Young Engineer Award in the Academic sector.

Learn more about Ishan Barman’s work in this video.

Ryan W. Gardner, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Acknowledging his key role in proving the safety of the Airborne Collision Avoidance System, currently under development by the Federal Aviation Administration, that will be readily applicable to new standards for unmanned aircraft collision avoidance for private, commercial and military unmanned aircraft.

The Maryland Academy of Sciences at the Maryland Science Center is pleased to present Ryan W. Gardner the 2016 Outstanding Young Engineer Award in the Non-academic sector.

Learn more about Ryan W. Gardner’s work in this video.