UNLV Wins a NASA Fiscal Year 2016 Small Business Industry Award
NASA announced the winners of its Fiscal Year 2016 Small Business Industry Awards at its Washington headquarters on Feb. 28, 2017, naming UNLV and Teledyne Brown Engineering as the winner of the Mentor-Protégé Agreement of the Year award for their partnership.
The award stems from the successful collaboration between UNLV and Teledyne Brown Engineering through NASA Mentor-Protégé Program—the first of its kind between an MSFC prime contractor and a minority-serving institution (MSI). The agreement was entered into by UNLV, NASA, and NASA large prime contractor Teledyne Brown Engineering in 2015. The program provided two UNLV students and a postdoctoral candidate with the opportunity to work with NASA and Teledyne Brown Engineering in Huntsville, Alabama, on multimedia training development for International Space Station Payload Ground Support Personnel and Payload Developers on the Mission Operations & Integration (MO&I) contract. Upon graduation, one of the students joined the MO&I team to continue this exciting work.
UNLV was nominated by Teledyne Brown Engineering as the Small Business Subcontractor of the Year for FY2016 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and previously received a Small Business Subcontractor Excellence Award as well as a NASA Mentor-Protégé Program Participation Award from NASA.