The Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Employees of the Month program recognizes individuals from two categories each month — programmatic and operations — based on the excellence of their work and demonstration of Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.
July 2021 PSE Employee of the Month — Operations category
Robin Harris, executive assistant for Argonne’s Physics (PHY) division, went above and beyond to train a replacement for her former administrative assistant role in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering (CSE) division. She worked late nights and weekends to ensure a smooth transition in support of the CSE team. Her efforts demonstrate Argonne’s Core Values of Impact, Respect and Integrity.
Russell Knaack and John Rohrer, engineers in PHY, demonstrated excellent teamwork and safety practices while repurposing an experimental area for the Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS). This year-long project supported the new N=126 factory, a major new ATLAS initiative. The team navigated numerous obstacles to complete the installation during a short window of ATLAS maintenance time.
July 2021 PSE Employees of the Month — Programmatic category
Whitney Armstrong and Sylvester Joosten, assistant physicists in PHY, have shown exceptional leadership by developing and supporting a cutting-edge software toolkit for the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) ATHENA collaboration. They also hosted tutorial sessions and developed online resources to train collaborators on the software. Their work has helped to position Argonne as a strong player in the EIC community.
Each month, the PSE Associate Laboratory Director and Division Directors review PSE Employees of the Month nominations and select recipients. All Argonne employees are eligible for nomination, including people within PSE and those who work with PSE. All PSE staff, postdocs and students are welcome to submit nominations. The call for nominations opens on the first of each month.
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