Nebula Award Winners

The Nebula Award recognizes teams of employees for their accomplishments. The team demonstrates hard work and determination for a particular project or task which could include development sprint team or a team established to complete a short term project.

The Nebula award is awarded twice each year during; the Summer and Winter. The winning team receives a cash bonus that is split evenly between team members. This is a great way to award teams and student employees for going above and beyond the call of duty within their testing groups.

Congratulations to our award recipients!

Summer 2021: IP Packages Team 

The INTACT Packages team--consisting of Alan Lagace, Liam Cate, Mason McDonald, Tim Clocksin, and Skyler Baumer--is a highly  successful and integral development team to IP. The Packages team develops testing scripts for INTACT that majorly contribute to IP's strategic goals. The team is able to pivot completely to new test plans and projects with grace and efficiency. With the new revision of the USGv6 profile published, the Packages team has been working diligently to develop new versions of the scripts for several different protocols and test plans, including IPsec, NPP, OSPFv3, and BGP. The members of the Packages team communicate extremely well amongst each other and are always eager to share their knowledge and expertise. The members of Packages are certainly well deserving of this award due to their impressive work, communication, and overall efficiency.


Winter 2020: Viavi Team

The Viavi MLTT test team completed their third Full Regression testing cycle of the Viavi MLTT 7.4 I/O application in the last 4 years. The Full Regression test effort is a 7 week effort to perform over 1200 tests against the MLTT Application.  1200 test cases are a lot to undertake and considering this happens on 9 Operating Systems, including one new OS and you can get a good picture of the project.  The four members of the Viavi team were able to perform this testing on both Windows and Linux platforms within the allotted 7 week test window. This new MLTT release also included support for the latest NVMe SSD products in the storage industry.  The UNH team also took over updating of the Users Guide for this product during this release.  The group showed its ability to multitask work items, learn new technologies, all the while assisting new student hires.  This testing took place during the summer break period while all students were working remotely and really showed their ability to innovate, overcome obstacles, and manage the division of work. This team showed what good communication and teamwork can accomplish.  Great work Aurora Desmarais, Kevin Rhoades, William Lee, and Liqi Li. Keep up the great work, MLTT 7.5 is on the horizon.

Previous Recipients


  • USP Team: Alan Lagace and Ben Patton


  • PoE Team: Marc Tausanovitch, Joe Lagasse, Tim Ryan, and Matt Dodge
  • OPNFV Team: Parker Berberian and Sawyer Bergeron