Utah State Research Foundation Honors Employees

April 13, 2001

LOGAN — "2001: A Space Odyssey" was the theme for the annual Service Appreciation Award Banquet hosted by the Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) and Utah State University

Employee David E. Morse was honored for 30 years of service with SDL. An engineer with the Government Programs Directorate, Morse joined the Electro Dynamics Laboratory, the precursor to SDL, in July 1971. He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Weber State University in 1971 and completed a master's degree in electrical engineering from Utah State University in 1974.

Morse cited his involvement in the Cryogenic Infrared Radiance Instrumentation Project (CIRRIS 1A) for the space shuttle as "the highlight of (his) professional career."

"One of the reasons for our success is people like Dave," said Allan Steed, director of SDL. "You can build on the knowledge and expertise he has obtained over the years. We appreciate all of his efforts."

Employees Shelia Falslev, Vaughn Griffiths, Pete Mace and Richard Nelsen were each honored for 20 years of service. Nine employees received 10-year awards and ten individuals received 5-year awards.

New employees and students from SDL and the Research Foundation were also honored at the banquet. The evening was capped off with dinner and a talent show, with talent provided by the employees and their family members.

The Research Foundation and SDL would like to extend an appreciation to all their employees for their strong commitment and hard work.