Meet Awardees From Across the Defense Enterprise in the DoD Innovator Spotlight Series
The Office of the Deputy Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Research and Technology awards exceptional personnel in the fields of Research and Development, STEM, and Technology Transfer with the following awards:
Laboratory Scientist of the Quarter Award recognizes extraordinary service by DoD scientists and engineers that demonstrate exceptional work on behalf of the Department.
STEM Advocate of the Quarter Award recognizes outstanding STEM education and outreach efforts that further the mission of the Department of Defense.
Technology Transfer (T2) Advocate of the Quarter Award recognizes outstanding Technology Transfer efforts that further the mission of the Department of Defense.
Recent Innovator Awardees
Ms. Sarah Buttrick
U.S. Navy, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS)
Ms. Buttrick started at PNS in 2009 and graduated from Bryant University with a B.S. in Business Administration that same year. She held positions in Quality Assurance prior to transferring to Nuclear Material Support in 2011. From 2011 through 2016, she focused efforts on Nuclear Material Corporate Process Improvement Initiatives. In January 2017, she accepted a position in the Business and Strategic Planning Office. Shortly after PNS achieved Federal Technology Transfer Laboratory status in March of 2017, Sarah was selected as the Strategic Planning and Technology Transfer Branch Head and became the Shipyard’s Office of Research and Technology Applications facilitator in December 2018.
Dr. Cynthia Gagliano Doil
U.S. Air Force
Dr. Cynthia “Cindy” Gagliano Doil is the School Liaison Officer, Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. She serves as the installation subject matter expert and representative for issues and processes involving Local Education Agencies on all K-12 educational matters relating to public, private, and home schooling. Responsibilities include managing, coordinating, and facilitating education support to maximize the opportunity for academic success of military associated children.