Physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Kennedy Reed
Kennedy Reed
Role: Physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Award: Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Engineering Mentoring
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President Obama has named Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist Kennedy Reed as a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Engineering Mentoring. Reed is a theoretical physicist at the laboratory, conducting research on atomic collisions in high temperature plasmas. Reed has been a leader in national efforts to increase opportunities for minority students and professionals in the sciences, and has been instrumental in the development of programs that have had national impact. He initiated and directed the laboratory's Research Collaborations Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions - an innovative program that links laboratory scientists with professors and students in forefront research that benefits the laboratory and the universities.