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June 2022 PSE Employees of the Month

Bailey, Eichberger, Harris, Rogers, Sokolowski and Zhou recognized as June 2022 PSE Employees of the Month

The Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Employees of the Month program recognizes individuals based on the excellence of their work and demonstration of Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.

June 2022 PSE Employees of the Month — Operations category

  • Laurie Eichberger (MSD), Robin Harris (PHY), Teresa Sokolowski (PSE) and Wei Zhou (PSE) assisted in the planning and execution of the 2022 PSE Science Retreat with PSE leadership. Their efforts include working with leadership to develop agendas, inviting participants, and working with IT and Audio/Visual teams to establish means for a hybrid meeting. The group also solved several last-minute challenges related to the implementation of the hybrid meeting with COVID controls, in line with lab protocols, due to shifting community transmission rates and thus an increased level of protective measures at Argonne. Eichberger, Harris, Sokolowski and Zhou exemplified the Core Value of Teamwork.

June 2022 PSE Employees of the Month — Programmatic category

  • Kevin Bailey, a Principal Mechanical Engineer, and Leslie Rogers, an Argonne Scholar, both from the Physics division, demonstrated extraordinary leadership and all five of Argonne’s Core Values for the design, assembly and commissioning of the NEXT-100 prototype time projection chamber. They also made high-impact contributions to the field of neutrinoless double beta decay in Nuclear Physics Fundamental Physics.

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.

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