Dave’s most significant awards

2011:  American Meteorological Society Fellow

2010:  NASA Space Flight Awareness Team Award as a member of the NASA and USAF Lightning Advisory Panel (2010) for work developing lightning launch commit criteria.  Presented by the NASA Space Shuttle Launch Director to Dave and team.

2008:  NASA Certificate of Recognition for helping develop a radar-based product to detect conditions conducive to the triggered lightning hazard for rocket launches

2000:  OAR Outstanding Paper Award for coauthored graduate level textbook, “The Electrical Nature of Storms,” Oxford University Press.

2000:  Certificate of Appreciation from the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

1995:  U.S. Dept. of Commerce Gold Medal Award as part of NSSL for research leading to network of Doppler radars

1994:  The Langmuir Award for Excellence in Research

1988:  U.S. Dept. of Commerce Gold Medal Award for “Research accomplishments in understanding atmospheric electrification and extraordinary contributions to the Nation’s aviation and space programs.”

1988:  Distinguished Alumni Lecturer, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

1996:  Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) Fellow

1986:  NASA Group Achievement Award:  Lightning Mapper Science and Sensor     Concept

1985:  NASA Group Achievement Award:  Optical Lightning Detection Experiment

1980:  Election to Sigma Xi

1977:  NASA Robert H. Goddard Trophy:  Viking Mission to Mars

1977:  The Langmuir Award for Excellence in Research   (the first awarded)

1976:  NASA Group Achievement Award:  Apollo-Soyuz and related launch support

1976:  U.S. Dept. of Commerce Silver Medal Award for “Contributions . . . in suppressing lightning strokes in thunderstorms.”