Howie Friedman, HRD’s Deputy Director, was awarded the 2016 NOAA Research EEO/Diversity Award for Exemplary Service for his consistent efforts promoting EEO, Diversity, Education and Outreach activities at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, as well as his interaction with the NOAA Office of Education (Hollings, Education Partnership Program and GradSci programs), and activities related to the South Florida Federal Executive Board. In addition, the entire laboratory won an award: The citation states: “AOML dedicates time and resources to EEO/Diversity. AOML managers, supervisors, and employees participate in local science fairs, career fairs, community outreach and educational enhancement activities targeting women and minorities, and host cultural awareness observance months and summer internship opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds. The AOML workforce is 29.49% minority, the most diverse research lab at OAR.”
Congratulations to AOML and Howie in particular!