This year was filled with promising research discoveries, inventions and simply outstanding accomplishments by professors from local universities around the DMV region. They’ve gone above and beyond the call of a duty normally expected of a teacher, making it their mission to push our city forward in the best way they know how – testing boundaries and never taking ‘no’ for an answer. And now with 2013 coming to an end, it’s time to recognize these talented individuals for a job well done. That said,