UChicago Argonne, LLC honors Argonne scientists, employees with awards
July 15, 2009
The UChicago Argonne, LLC Board of Governors for Argonne honored 38 employees and 3 children of Argonne employees with awards at its 2009 Awards Program on Monday, June 29, 2009 continuing a 34-year University of Chicago tradition. This year’s award winners represented a wide range of offices and divisions and the number of winners almost quadrupled from last year due to the addition of two new safety awards.
Distinguished Performance Awards (DPA) that recognize outstanding scientific or technical achievements, or a distinguished record of achievement of select Argonne employees, were awarded to Paul F. Fischer, Senior Computational Scientist, Mathematics and Computer Science Division; Ian McNulty, Physicist, Advanced Photon Source, X-ray Science Division; Peter N. Ostroumov, Senior Scientist, Physics Division; and Lynda Soderholm, Senior Chemist, Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division.
Outstanding Service Awards (OSA), the highest honor the university gives to Argonne employees in support positions, were awarded to Janet B. Anderson, Computer Scientist, APS Engineering Support Division; Joseph Arko, Technician Sr., X-Ray Science Division; Nancy L. Griparis, Visa Administrator, Human Resources Division; and Leonard J. Novotny, Internal Audit Manager, Office of the Director, Internal Audit.
Each DPA and OSA winner was presented with an award and a check for $3,500.
The Argonne National Laboratory Director’s Award for Outstanding Safety Leadership (OSL) was created in 2008 to recognize Laboratory leaders who in an exceptional and exemplary way embody the principles of integrated safety management; contribute to a positive safety culture; demonstrate a commitment to excellence in work place safety; and successfully address critical challenges and vulnerabilities in safety. This year’s award will be shared by Michael J. Pellin, Acting Division Director, Materials Science Division and Rodney E. Gerig, Deputy Associate Laboratory Director, Photon Sciences.
Each OSL winner was presented with an award and a check for $1,750.
The Argonne National Laboratory Director’s Team Award for Outstanding Safety Performance (OSP) was created in 2009 to recognize a team of Laboratory employees who embody the principles of integrated safety management and directly contribute to the creation and sustenance of a positive safety culture and a commitment to excellence in work place safety. The first OSP team award was given to the Advanced Photon Source Maintenance Mechanics Team: Glenn Kailus & Jim Golema, Foremen; Cindy Putty, Safety Coordinator; and their team of 24 Maintenance Mechanics: Lee Atchley, Mark Bateman, Dale Baulac, Derrick Benson, Paul Blickhahn, Robert Brachle, David Caldwell, Roger Camacho, Richard Chlapecka, Dennis Davis, Tom Horka, David Kosicek, Scott Massow, Jim Rohlfing, Al Ryba, Wayne Sampson, David Schikora, Gary Siatka, Joe Smith, Cindy Smithberg, Ed Stoops, Larry Wesley, Eddie Wicklatz and Glenn Willes.
Each OSP winner received a certificate and a check splitting the award amount of $3,500. The team also received a banner to display in their area.
The Pinnacle of Education Award, which recognizes employees for their leadership in science through the Division of Educational Programs, was awarded to Deborah E. Quock, Computer Scientist, APS Engineering Support Division, who was presented with an award and a check for $3,500.
In addition, the University of Chicago awarded three undergraduate scholarships to Christopher Davey, son of Steve Davey in the APS Engineering Support Division; Meghan Putty, daughter of Cindy Putty in the Facilities Management and Services Division; and Ruijie (Kelly) Zhang, daughter of Jianhua Zhang in the Environment, Safety, Health and Quality Assurance Division.
The ceremony and reception that followed were held at Argonne. University, Argonne and U.S. Department of Energy employees and families of award winners attended.