In The Spotlight

Berni Alder, 2009 National Medal of Science Winner
Role: Retired lab physicist and computational pioneer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Awards: 2009 National Medal of Science Winner
Profile: President Obama has named Berni Alder, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory retired physicist, as a recipient of the National Medal of Science.
Riaz H. Awan
Role: Office Director, Department of Energy, Sophia, Bulgaria
Awards: NNSA Administrator's Silver Award
Profile: Riaz H. Awan has received the NNSA Administrator's Silver Award for his sustained superior accomplishments in the Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).
Stephen Becker
Role: Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory - Applied Physics Division
Awards: 2009 Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow
Profile: Six Los Alamos scientists have been designated 2009 Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows in recognition of sustained, outstanding scientific contributions and exceptional promise for continued professional achievement.
Sandra Begay-Campbell
Role: Engineer, Sandia National Laboratories
Awards: Ely S. Parker Award
Profile: Sandra Begay-Campbell was selected for the prestigious Ely S. Parker Award by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Edward Moses congratulates fellow award winner Riccardo Betti
Role: Professor and Director of the Fusion Science Center of Extreme States of Matter and Fast Ignition, University of Rochester
Awards: 2009 Edward Teller Medal
Profile: Riccardo Betti of the University of Rochester's Fusion Science Center of Extreme State fo Matter and Fast Ignition was recently awarded with the 2009 Edward Teller Medal.
Joaquin Birn
Role: Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory - Space Science and Applications Group
Awards: 2009 Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow
Profile: Six Los Alamos scientists have been designated 2009 Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows in recognition of sustained, outstanding scientific contributions and exceptional promise for continued professional achievement.
Ted Bowyer
Role: Chair, CTBT working group B Radionuclide Expert Group and the U.S. Radionuclide Subgroup of the Verification Monitoring Task Force, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Profile: Ted Bowyer has been appointed a member of the National Academy of Sciences Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty panel.
Lowell Brown
Role: Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory - Methods and Algorithms Group
Awards: 2009 Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow
Profile: Six Los Alamos scientists have been designated 2009 Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows in recognition of sustained, outstanding scientific contributions and exceptional promise for continued professional achievement.
Patrick Colestock
Role: Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory - Space and Remote Sensing Group
Awards: 2009 Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow
Profile: Six Los Alamos scientists have been designated 2009 Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows in recognition of sustained, outstanding scientific contributions and exceptional promise for continued professional achievement.
Allison Davis
Role: Sandia National Laboratories
Awards: NNSA Defense Programs Award of Excellence
Profile: Two individuals and nine teams received the NNSA Defense Programs Awards of Excellence at ceremonies this year at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico and California.
Paul Dodd
Role: Researcher, Sandia National Laboratories
Awards: Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Profile: Paul Dodd named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Mike Dunsmuir receiving award from Chuck Munns
Role: Foreign Research Reactor/Domestic Research Reactor Receipt Coordinator, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
Awards: Award of appreciation from NNSA Administrator Tom D'Agostino
Profile: Mike Dunsmuir was presented with an award of appreciation from NNSA Administrator Tom D'Agostino The award was presented by Chuck Munns.
Kevin Eklund
Role: Sandia National Laboratories
Profile: Two individuals and nine teams received the NNSA Defense Programs Awards of Excellence at ceremonies this year at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico and California.
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Role: Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Awards: AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize
Profile: A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researcher's paper published in November 2008 is co-winner of this year's American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Newcomb Cleveland Prize.
Joseph Ginanni
Role: Aviation Manager
Awards: U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Aviation Professional Award
Profile: Aviation Manager Joseph Ginanni has received the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Aviation Professional Award.
William Goldstein
Role: Associate director for Physical and Life Sciences, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Awards: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow
Profile: William Goldstein has been awarded the distinction of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow.
Frank Greitzer
Role: Cognitive Informatics, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Profile: Frank Greitzer was invited to present at the National Academies workshop on Usability, Security, and Privacy of Computer Systems.
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Role: Senior Systems Engineer
Profile: Regina Griego has been elected a fellow of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). 
Sidney Gutierrez
Role: Director at Sandia National Laboratories
Awards: 2010 Notable New Mexican
Profile: Sidney Gutierrez, former NASA astronaut, retired U.S. Air Force colonel and a director at Sandia National Laboratories, has been named the 2010 Notable New Mexican by the Albuquerque Museum Foundation.
David Haaland
Role: Researcher, Sandia National Laboratories
Awards: Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Profile: Sandia researchers David Haaland and David Myers have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.