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Exponent Team Wins NASA Award


September 28,2011

Exponent is part of a group of firms that recently received a NASA Group Achievement Award as part of the NASA EMU Long-Life Battery Team. We received this award “for outstanding contributions of the Long-Life Battery Team in developing the first successful Lithium-ion battery for the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU)”. The project, led by Celina Mikolajczak and Ramesh Godithi, with the support of a number of Exponent staff in a variety of technical disciplines, worked with NASA team members on a series of projects focused on selecting lithium-ion cells for EV suit battery packs that were used successfully on the penultimate Shuttle mission.

The NASA Group Achievement Award (GAA) is awarded to either a group of Government employees or a group comprised of both Government and non-Government personnel for an outstanding accomplishment through the coordination of many individual efforts which have contributed substantially to NASA’s mission, with explicit consideration given to: (1) the quality of results and the level of impact on NASA programs or operations; (2) effective management of cost and schedule; (3) customer satisfaction; (4) team growth and capacity for future contribution; and (5) additional credit for development of innovative approaches, use of and contributions to lessons-learned data banks, and/or success in responding to unforeseen crises.

More information on the award can be found here