December 1999


Life Sciences, Engineering, Engineering Technology divisions take Director’s Awards

This year’s Director’s Awards for Excellence winners were named in a special Management Forum on November 9. ORNL Director Al Trivelpiece presents these awards annually to superlative divisions in research and development; operations and support; and environment, safety and health.

“These awards of excellence recognize the very best efforts of our Laboratory to accomplish the work that needs to be done in an effective, efficient and most professional way,” said Trivelpiece. “The divisions that have earned these awards have done so through a truly team-wide effort, including many individuals who have worked hard for a common goal.”

Awards were presented to the Life Sciences Division, Engineering Division and Engineering Technology Division.

The Life Sciences Division received the Award of Excellence in Research and Development “for substantial and significant advancements of the state of science in functional genomics, bioinformatics, structural molecular biology and computational biology methods.”

The Engineering Division won the Award of Excellence in Operations and Support “for exceeding expectations in reducing cost for engineering services, for constructive collaboration with other ORNL organizations and for providing new and innovative options for accomplishment of work.”

The Award of Excellence in Environment, Safety and Health was presented to the Engineering and Technology Division “for leadership and programmatic improvement in environment, safety and health and for demonstrated leadership in implementation of ORNL’s Integrated Safety Management Program.”