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Researcher develops program to prevent hearing loss in the Navy

Sammies 2019 finalist Kurt Yankaskas, Noise Induced Hearing Loss Program Officer at the Office of Naval Research, discusses his work developing better hearing protection for sailors, and how new technology can play a role.

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Sammies finalist keeps crops safe from infestations

Osama El-Lissy, deputy administrator for plant protection and quarantine at USDA & Sammies 2019 finalist, discusses his efforts in eliminating Pink Bollworm crop infestations, and how his work has improved the lives of farmers across the country.

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Scientist’s research leads to new standards for commonly used chemicals

In this extended interview, Sammies finalist William Boyes, environmental health scientist at EPA’s Office of Research and Development, discusses how his work helps to limit exposure to dangerous chemicals and make materials safer.

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NIST physicist leads efforts in defenses against nuclear & radioactive threats

Sammies finalist Leticia Pibida, physicist at the National Institute of Standards & Technology, discusses her work in standardizing hazardous material detectors at border crossings.

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Efforts to secure nuclear materials around the world

Sammies finalist Kara De Castro, management analyst at NNSA, discusses how her work has made nuclear facilities around the world more secure.

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Modeling system works to enhance global climate prediction & forecasting

Venkatachalam “Ram” Ramaswamy, director of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, discusses how NOAA’s new weather modelling system works, and what it means for climate science and forecasting.

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Behavioral scientist’s work improves health & safety of mine workers

Emily Haas, Sammies 2019 finalist and senior research behavioral scientist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, discusses the human element of improving mine safety.

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