Newswise — For accomplishments ranging from determining the causes of failures in ballistic-resistant body armor to innovations in technology transfer strategies to organization-wide improvements in safety, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently honored 139 scientific, technical, and administrative employees at its 38th annual awards ceremony.

The wide range of recognized achievements attests to the considerable diversity and usefulness of NIST's research and service programs, as well as the array of underpinning in-house activities that support these programs. To get a representative sampling of these efforts, read the announcement listing this year's winners of the NIST awards and the recipients of Department of Commerce Gold and Silver medals.