Congratulations for our Co-Director of Communications, Katie Bellegarde for receiving a SPOT Award for her leadership of the 2017 SeaPerch program! SPOT Awards are given by different departments of the Naval Nuclear Laboratory to recognize efforts that go "above and beyond." Katie led the SeaPerch program and organized the 2017 Capital District SeaPerch Regional Competition. This year's program in New York had 7 programs, 49 teams and about 150 students. This was Katie's second year leading the program. The award was presented to Katie by the HR Leadership team with support from SMIST President and Founder Walt Silva. Way to go, Katie! We're all proud of the work you do and grateful to have you as part of our team.