Oak Ridge National Laboratory employees receivedÂ Department of Energy Secretaryâ€™s Honor AwardsÂ from Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm in January for their work on projects related to computer tools and classified information, a new alloy, and the production of plutonium-238 and special components for the Mars Perseverance rover.
The annual awards recognized 21 teams and three individuals for service and contributions to DOEâ€™s mission and to the benefit of the nation, a press release said. More than 50 current employees and recent retirees from ORNL received awards.
â€œThe Department of Energyâ€™s core missionâ€”promoting scientific discovery, maintaining the nuclear deterrent, and remediating environmental harmsâ€”have never been more important,â€ Granholm said. â€œOur role in tackling the climate emergency and ensuring Americaâ€™s continued security and prosperity is absolutely critical, and it could not be done without the dedicated and diverse team of world-class scientists, engineers, policy experts, and mission support personnel employed at our headquarters, fields sites, and laboratories across the country.â€
The teams and ORNL employees named in achievement awards include:[Read more…]