Steve Grey, head
of the Laboratorys American Indian program, has been chosen
Indian affairs director for the Department of Energy.
Grey grew up on the Navajo reservation and has managed a DOE field
office at the Navajo Community College in Shiprock, New Mexico.
He is also chairman of the Navajo Nation Telecommunications Regulatory
Bill Durham of the
Geophysics and Global Security Division of the Energy and Environment
Directorate has been elected a fellow of the American
Geophysical Union (AGU). Among Durhams contributions to
geophysics is his work on the rheology of ice, synthesis of methane
hydrates in the laboratory, and laboratory measurements of the physical
properties of rocks and minerals.
AGU awards fellowships to
scientists who have attained acknowledged eminence in one or more
branches of geophysics. It elects no more than one-tenth of a percent
of its membership as fellows.
Bob Schanilec of
the Lawrence Livermore Television Network has earned a Crystal
Award of Excellence from the Communicator Awards 2002 Video
Competition for his editing and videography on Fifty Years
of Innovation in Nuclear Weapon Design, which was commissioned
by the Defense and Nuclear Technologies Directorate. Shanilec also
won an Award of Distinction for the Laboratorys 50th anniversary
video, Making HistoryMaking a Difference.
Another Award of Distinction
was won by Donald Harrison, also of the Lawrence Livermore
Television Network. He was recognized in the External Communications/Meeting
Opener category for Beyond Boundaries, a video
about the Laboratorys supercomputing program, which was produced
for the 2001 Supercomputing Conference in Denver.
The Communicator Awards is
an international competition that recognizes outstanding work in
communications. Entries in the competition are judged by industry
professionals who look for work that serves as a benchmark for the
Additionally, Schanilec received
an Aegis Award for his production work on Making HistoryMaking
a Difference. The Aegis Awards are the video industrys
premier competition for peer recognition of outstanding video production
and nonnetwork television commercials.
Laboratory scientists Claire
Max and Ellen Raber have been inducted into the Alameda
County Womens Hall of Fame. Inductees are chosen by the
Alameda County Board of Supervisors, the Alameda County Health Care
Foundation, and the Commission on the Status of Women.
Max is an astrophysicist
in the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics and associate
director of the National Science Foundations Center for Adaptive
Optics based at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She
specializes in using adaptive optics to minimize the blurring effects
of turbulence in Earths atmosphere, thereby improving the
view of celestial objects through ground-based telescopes.
Raber is head of the Environmental
Protection Department. In her 22 years at the Laboratory, she has
used her background in geochemistry to resolve a variety of environmental
issues related to geothermal energy, underground coal gasification,
the strategic petroleum reserve, and nuclear waste management. Her
most recent accomplishment has been in the development of L-gel,
a decontaminating agent that is effective against chemical and biological
warfare agents and breaks down to environmentally acceptable byproducts.
The recipients of the 2002
Edward Teller Fellowships are Fred Milanovich and Cynthia
K. Nitta. The fellowship is awarded to employees who have made
outstanding contributions to the Laboratory.
Milanovich is being recognized
for his outstanding scientific contributions and technical leadership,
particularly for his recent role as an intellectual leader supporting
the nations programs to counter the threats posed by biological
weapons and for developing innovative detection capabilities.
are to the Laboratorys weapons program. She was nominated
for the fellowship by Associate Director Bruce Goodwin, who proposed
that she be given the opportunity to pursue a program of research
and studies to explore the implications of recent nuclear policy
changes stemming from the Nuclear Posture Review.