May 4, 2012
Public Affairs Office
ARLINGTON, Va. — Representatives of the ERDC and UES, Inc., were recently honored with the 2012 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Achievement Award.
The prestigious SBIR Achievement Award is one of only 10 awarded annually out of a potential pool of more than 600 SBIR contracts. UES, Inc., and ERDC received the award for excellent work in the area of nano-sensor bioagent detection.
In close collaboration with ERDC TEC's Dr. Clint Smith, UES, Inc., developed SilverHAWQ™ (Silver film-based Human-portable Air and Water Quality), a nano sensor-based system that is modular, can be modified to detect many biological targets, and has long-term stability when deployed.
UES, founded in 1973, is an Ohio-based, women-owned small business with more than 38 years of experience in science and technology providing government and industry with superior research and development expertise.
The awards ceremony was held at the Arlington Cemetery at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, April 26. Dr. Scott Fish, chief scientist of the U.S. Army, provided remarks and presented the awards.