Award Recipients

Year

Engineer of the Year

Educator of the Year

Young Engineer of the Year

2018

Michael Drews
Lockheed Martin Space

Charles Sprague (K-12)
Wheat Ridge High School
Lt Col Todd Nathaniel, USAF
U. S. Air Force Academy

Christoper Allison
Sierra Nevada Corporation

2017

Dr. William Deininger
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation

Brian Thomas (K-12)
Centaurus High School, Lafayette, CO
Dr. Angel Abbud-Madrid
Colorado School of Mines

Prof. Jay McMahon
University of Colorado, Boulder

2016

Dr. Lisa Hardaway
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation

Ms. Karin Pacot (K)
Ellicott Elementary School
Capt. Grant Thomas, USAF
U. S. Air Force Academy

Capt. Brian Kester, USAF
U. S. Air Force Academy

2015

Michael Vujcich
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation

Michael Shallenberger (K-12)
STEM School and Academy
Alireza Doostan
University of Colorado

Capt. Joseph Robinson, USAF
U. S. Air Force Academy

2014

Stanley Kennedy
Oakman Aerospace, Inc.

Nicole Sinnott (K-12)
Evans Elementary School
Lt Col David Richie, USAF
U.S. Air Force Academy

John Niehaus
United Launch Alliance

2013

David Chaney
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation

Sandy Lamb (K-12)
Odyssey Elementary School
Lt Col James Hall, USAF
U. S. Air Force Academy

Andrea Johnson
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation

2012

Franklin Caldwell
Missile Defense Agency
Ground Test (MDA/DTGT)

Suzanne Eitzen (K-12)
Front Range Christian School            
Rob Hazlehurst (K-12)
Castle View High School
Lt Col August Rolling, USAF
U.S. Air Force Academy

Brendan Coyne
United Launch Alliance

2011

Maj Steve Hart, USAF
U. S. Air Force Academy

Marcia Foster (K-12)
Walnut Hill Elementary School
Dr. Jean Koster
University of Colorado

Dr. Taylor Lilly
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

2010

William Saylor
U. S. Air Force Academy

Maj Sandra Wilson, USAF
U. S. Air Force Academy

Amanda Otterman
United Launch Alliance

2009

Mark Harter
Mitre Corporation

Dr. Donna Gerren
University of Colorado

Zach Richards
United Launch Alliance

2008

Dr. Arnold Gilchrist
United Launch Alliance

LTC Lynnane George, USAF
U.S. Air Force Academy

Jesse Chuhta
Lockheed Martin Space Systems

2007

Dr. Andrew Ketsdever
U. S. Air Force Academy

Dr. Scott E. Palo
University of Colorado

Capt David Michael Sobers, Jr., USAF
U. S. Air Force Academy

2006

Lt Col Ralph A. Sandfry, USAF
U. S. Air Force Academy

Dr. Ronald Lisowski
U. S. Air Force Academy

Dr. Eric Frew
University of Colorado

2005

Lt Col Daniel Miller, USAF
U. S. Air Force Academy

Lt Col Timothy Lawrence, USAF
U. S. Air Force Academy

Dr. Steve Tragesser
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

2004

Lt Col Jerry Sellers, USAF
U. S. Air Force Academy

David Klaus
University of Colorado

Capt David Barnhart, USAF
U. S. Air Force Academy

2003

Susan Janssen
Lockheed Martin Astronautics

Chantel Astler
Frontier Valley Elementary

David E. Petrick
Technology Applications, Inc.

2002

Brian Cuthbert
Lockheed Martin Astronautics

Dr. Stefan Siegel
U. S. Air Force Academy

2001

Dr. Charbel Farhat
University Of Colorado

Gil Moore
Sweeny Hayashi

Dr. Paul Schuricht
U. S. Air Force Academy

2000

Robert Ford
Lockheed Martin Astronautics

Chris Kohler
Explorer Post

Capt James R. Forsythe, USAF
U. S. Air Force Academy

1999

Mark Langhenry
Lockheed Martin Astronautics

Carolyn Markham
DCS Montessori Charter School

George Kontogiannis
Lockheed Martin Astronautics