Professor David L. Evans from Pennsylvania College of Technology was awarded the 2013 President’s Medal at the annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The President’s Medal is an annual award that recognizes a HAPS member who has provided exemplary service to HAPS. It is selected by the Board of Directors from nominations made by the membership.
David has been a member of HAPS for more than 20 years and during that time has been one of our most active members. At various times he has been our Public Affairs Officer and chair of the Public Affairs Committee as well as serving on the editorial board for our publication, the HAPS-Educator. He has served on the Web Committee, Nominating Committee, Marketing Committee, and the Distance Learning Task Force. David has attended most of our annual conferences and many of our regional meetings, and he has generously shared his knowledge with colleagues by presenting posters and workshops.
In recent years David has single-handedly been responsible for one of the most popular features of our website (hapsweb.org), WHAT’S NEW IN A&P. As editor of WHAT’S NEW he monitors comments on the listserve as well as news releases from a variety of sources, and each week he posts web links thatprovide up-to-date information on a variety of scientific topics for our members. It is for his largely unrecognized work with this feature that David was selected for this year’s President’s Medal.
Thanks, David , for all that you have done for HAPS through the years!