Dr. Callie Higgins is the Co-Project Leader of the Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing (PAM) Project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, CO and is an adjunct faculty at the Colorado School of Mines. Her work with Co-Project Leader, Jason Killgore, studying the fundamental properties of PAM systems was recently the sole awardee of one of the Federal Government’s highest honors, the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (SAMMIES) for Emerging Leaders. She graduated with her PhD from CU Boulder’s Department of Electrical Engineering with specialties in optics and material science where she characterized the fundamental properties of photopatterned hydrogels for use in regenerative medicine. Outside of the lab, she loves to adventure around the mountains; skiing, hiking, and picnicking the whole way up with her husband, kiddos, friends, and family.