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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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Facial recognition systems benefits to airport & national security

John Wagner, deputy executive assistant commissioner at the Office of Field Operations in US Customs & Border Protection and Sammies 2019 finalist, discusses how facial recognition will greatly improve security at airports.

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NASA engineer’s work enables efficient aviation & space exploration

Othmane Benafan, materials research engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center, discusses his work on shape-memory alloys, and how it could make aircraft more efficient.

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