Awards November 9, 2012

Six research teams in Colorado received a 2012 Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research for breakthrough discoveries in hurricane forecasting, oil-spill air-quality assessment, Lyme disease prevention, energy efficiency, detection of aquatic invaders and crop science. Gov. John Hickenlooper handed out the awards at the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Award recipients included: Deepwater Horizon Atmospheric Science Team, a partnership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences; the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere/Advanced Technology Source at Colorado State University; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Fort Collins; the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service; the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Invasive Mussel Research Laboratory at the Denver Federal Center; and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Teri Olander, recreation administrator for the city of Boulder’s Parks and Recreation Department, received the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association Fellow Award, which recognizes excellence in leadership, strategic thinking and planning, partner/coalition building and innovation.

The MM2 wireless data radio made by Boulder-based FreeWave Technologies Inc., received a Machine-to-Machine Evolution Product of the Year Award from TMC and Crossfire Media.

Boulder-based KGA Studio Architects PC and Boulder Creek Builders LLC received two 2012 MAME awards from the Metropolitan Denver Home Builder Association for best architectural design for a detached home in the $500,001-to-$600,000 category, and for active adult home of the year for the Entice model at Steel Ranch in Louisville. KGA and Greenwood Village-based Bond General Contractors Inc. received MAME finalist nominations for best architectural design of a custom home of 5,501 to 7,000 square feet and for custom home of the year.

Boulder-based architect Studio H.T. Inc. was named 2012 Firm of the Year by the Colorado North chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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