Kristen Schario, director ofÂ research and technology applications forÂ theÂ Air Force Research Laboratoryâs aerospace systems directorate, has received the Defense Department‘sÂ 2016 George Linsteadt Technology Transfer Achievement Award.
DoD said TuesdayÂ the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering provides the award toÂ DoD government and non-government employees that contributed in the execution ofÂ technology transfer partnership and helped migrateÂ new technologies into or out of the department.
“Ms. Scharios’ performanceâ¦ embodies the vision and spirit of the Linsteadt Award,” said Melissa Flagg, deputy assistant secretary of defense for research.
DoD officials noted Schario served as an advocate for technology accelerators and also managed and negotiated hundreds of partnership agreements with industry and academia partners that included formationsÂ of three start-ups in the past year that works to pursue commercializations of AFRL-developed technologies.