Roberts, area integration manager of infrastructure for the
National Ignition Facility (NIF), recently was named Outstanding
Woman in Construction, an award cosponsored by Arizona State
University and the Greater Phoenix Chapter of the National Association
of Women in Construction.
Roberts is a 1987 graduate
of the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University.
She received her M.S. in civil engineering from the University of
New Mexico in 1991. Her experience in engineering and construction
includes industrial as well as defense and large Department of Energy
projects. For NIF, she has successfully managed the construction
of the conventional facility and the design, fabrication, and installation
of the laser beam-path infrastructure.
The Livermore Chamber of
Commerce has honored Karen Kiernan with its 2001 Education
Award. The award is given to a business, individual, or organization
that contributes to the excellence of education in Livermore.
is the special projects manager for Public Affairs. She was recognized
for a long history of promoting education activities from grade-school
levels to community college. She was cited for her development,
implementation, and management of the Tri-Valley Science and Engineering
Fair, now in its sixth year.
Of the honor
she received, Kiernan said, Ive always been a big believer
in educationbusiness partnerships, so it is especially rewarding
when the community finds my work valuable. I also appreciate Laboratory
management recognizing the importance of LLNL contributing to the
community and supporting my endeavors.
Paul R. Dickinson,
assistant director for program development in the University Relations
Program, was elected president of Keep California Beautiful,
a statewide nonprofit environmental education group that promotes
individual responsibility for Californias environment through
community-based litter prevention and recycling programs. He has
been a member of this group for about 7 years.
For 10 years, Dickinson had served as executive director of the
Partnership for Environmental Technology Education, a nonprofit
organization that he founded. With support from the Laboratory,
he is now applying his experience in program development to expanding
the influence of Keep California Beautiful.