1st Annual Humanitarian STAR Awards

2016 Awardees

The distinguished winners of the 2016 Rigel Humanitarian STAR Awards stand above the rest. Each of these individuals has done something that advances the cause of humanity greatly.

RH Star Awards 2016 recipients

Health and Medical
2016 Award Winner

Morteza Gharib Ph.D.

Professor Gharib is considered one of the most prominent interdisciplinary scientists/engineers/inventors worldwide.

Knowledge Sharing
2016 Award Winner

Samuel Clamons
Graduate Student at Caltech

Teaching young scientists the LIGO project (Laser Interferometer-Gravitational Wave Observatory)

Environmental Improvement
2016 Award Winner

Daniel E. Irwin

Developing SERVIR: mission is to provide developing countries NASA satellite images and data needed to address environmental issues.

Disaster Relief and Recovery
2016 Award Winner

Tore C. Knos, Ph.D.

Tore C. Knos, Ph.D.

Survival and recovery aids for the nonprofit organization Disaster Aid USA.

SM Search And Rescue Award Winner

Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team
President: Arnold Gaffery

The development of search and rescue MapSar technology used across the country and around the world.