Laboratory engineer Ray Stout has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). French Commissariat á l’Energie Atomique also invited Stout to be a member of an International Scientific Advisory Board for its nuclear waste storage and disposal program. For more than 10 years, Stout had planning and technical management responsibility for experiments and analyses on radioactive waste performed at Lawrence Livermore, Pacific Northwest, and Argonne national laboratories. In addition, he has extensive background in dislocation and microcrack kinetics.
On June 8, 2004, the Laboratory’s Operational Security (OPSEC) Program accepted third-place organizational honors, among 81 nominees, at the 2004 National Operational Security Awards in Baltimore, Maryland, presented by the Interagency OPSEC Support Staff. “OPSEC is so important in today’s security environment,” said David Leary, director for the Safeguards and Security Organization. “The commitment and dedication of the OPSEC professionals and the OPSEC committee are key to our program.” Attending the event were Leary, OPSEC Program Manager Pam Poco, her deputy Liz Della Nina, and OPSEC committee members Dave Johnstone and Kent Oelrich.
The Laboratory’s Computation Directorate received a Department of Energy (DOE) 2004 Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) and Diversity Best Practices Award for its program to recruit underrepresented computer scientists to the Laboratory. The award was presented July 1, 2004, at DOE’s annual Human Resources and EEO/Diversity Symposium, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Linnea Cook of the Computation Directorate and Ellen Hill and Susane Head of Recruiting and Employment accepted the award on behalf of the Laboratory.
The efforts by DOE and its national laboratories to transfer research and technology to the private sector have been recognized with a 2004 Licensing Achievement Award from the Licensing Executives Society. Livermore, which has one of DOE’s most active technology transfer programs, collected a record $4.1 million in royalty income last year.
The society, with more than 6,000 members involved in various aspects of commercializing intellectual property, recognized the success of DOE’s technology transfer program, which last year included 3,687 active licenses, 661 active cooperative research and development agreements, 1,948 active work-for-others agreements with nonfederal sponsors, and more than $25 million in licensing income and royalties collected. In a letter announcing the award, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham commended the DOE licensing and technology transfer community for “facilitating the exploitation of federally funded research and development programs for the benefit of the American public.”