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Wei wins 2015 WDS Data Stewardship Award

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 14, 2015 – The International Council for Science's World Data System (WDS) has selected geospatial information scientist Yaxing Wei of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to receive the WDS Data Stewardship Award for 2015.

Wei, a researcher in ORNL’s Distributed Active Archive Center, is recognized by the WDS science committee for "exceptional contributions to the improvement of scientific data stewardship by early career researchers through engagement with the community, academic achievements and innovations.”

Wei will receive the 2015 award and a prize at SciDataCon 2016.

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