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40 Local Residents Earn NIST Bronze Medal Awards

For Immediate Release: November 30, 2000

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Contact: Michael E Newman
301-975-3025

For contributions ranging from creating a national assistance program on electronic business for smaller manufacturers to helping settle a 15-year international debate on the definition of the pH scale, 40 local employees of the National Institute of Standards and Technology have been honored with Bronze Medal Awards, the highest honorary recognition given by the agency.

Initiated in 1966, the award recognizes work that has resulted in more effective and efficient management systems. It also acknowledges efforts that demonstrate unusual initiative or creative ability leading to improved methods or that contribute significantly to the performance of NIST's major programs.

The following local residents received 2000 Bronze Medal Awards:

Jonathan G. Fiscus, Computer Scientist, Information Technology Laboratory;

Paul C. Brand, Materials Research Engineer, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory;

Thomas W. Bartel, Physicist, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory;

David C. Cranmer, General Engineer, Manufacturing Extension Partnership;

William L. George, Computer Scientist, Information Technology Laboratory;

David F. Alderman, Chief, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Technology Services;

Kevin L. Chesnutwood, Mechanical Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory;

Mark A. Ehlen, Economist, Building and Fire Research Laboratory;

Mark A. Przybocki, Computer Scientist, Information Technology Laboratory;

H. Paul Cherny, Budget Analyst, Office of the Director of Administration/Chief Financial Officer;

Sandra B. Heydemann, Employee Development Specialist, Office of the Director of Administration/Chief Financial Officer;

Kenneth W. Pratt Jr., Research Chemist, Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory;

Brian G. Rennex, Physicist, Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory;

Frederick P. Schwarz, Research Chemist, Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory;

Angela Bolduc, Personnel Management Specialist, Office of the Director of Administration/Chief Financial Officer;

John S. Garofolo, Computer Scientist, Information Technology Laboratory;

Samuel L. Ho, Mechanical Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory;

Jay F. Marchiando, Physicist, Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory;

Jiann C. Yang, Mechanical Engineer, Building and Fire Research Laboratory;

Ricky L. Seifarth, Physical Scientist, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory;

Judith E. Devaney, Supervisory Computer Scientist, Information Technology Laboratory;

Tze (Jeff) F. Chu, Supervisory Computer Specialist, Technology Services;

Mary-Deirdre Coraggio, Director, Office of Information Services, Technology Services;

Verna M. Moore, Printing Assistant, Technology Services;

William M. Fisher, Computer Specialist, Information Technology Laboratory;

Simone L. Yaniv, Supervisory Physical Scientist, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory;

Patricia A. O'Connor, Employee Development Specialist, Office of the Director of Administration/Chief Financial Officer;

Steven G. Satterfield, Computer Scientist, Information Technology Laboratory;

Helena D. Inman, Personnel Management Specialist, Office of the Director of Administration/Chief Financial Officer;

David S. Pallett, Supervisory Physical Scientist, Information Technology Laboratory;

Alvin F. Martin, Mathematician, Information Technology Laboratory;

George D. Quinn, Ceramics Engineer, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory;

Kevin D. Broun, Librarian, Technology Services;

Amy K. Cubert, Personnel Management Specialist, Office of the Director of Administration/Chief Financial Officer;

Terence J. Griffin, Computer Scientist, Information Technology Laboratory;

William E. Trefzger, Chief, Electronic Information and Publications Program (resigned), Technology Services;

Joseph J. Kopanski, Project Leader, Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory;

Connie K. Chang, Economist, Advanced Technology Program;

Peter M. Ketcham, Computer Scientist, Information Technology Laboratory;

and Richard E. Cavicchi, Physicist, Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory.

As a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Technology Administration, NIST strengthens the U.S. economy and improves the quality of life by working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements and standards through four partnerships: the Measurement and Standards Laboratories, the Advanced Technology Program, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the Baldrige National Quality Program.