Nominations now open for 2018 Board of Governors awards
To recognize and celebrate excellence across the Laboratory, each year UChicago Argonne, LLC, provides the opportunity to acknowledge the success and remarkable achievements of our employees.
The Board of Governors Awards honor employees for distinguished performance, outstanding service to the Laboratory, excellence in diversity and inclusion and education, safety leadership, safety performance and academic scholarship. In addition, the University of Chicago also awards the J. Harris Ward Graduate Fellowship to the daughter or son of an Argonne employee who is pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Chicago.
Nominations are open to all employees, and are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2018. Self-nominations are also welcome. Award categories are:
Distinguished Performance: To recognize a specific outstanding achievement or a distinguished record of such achievements by an employee of the laboratory in the areas of basic and applied science and engineering. Details are available here.
Outstanding Service: To recognize employees in support positions whose exemplary service over an extended period has significantly contributed toward helping the laboratory fulfill its various missions and attain its overall goals. Details are available here.
Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion: To recognize demonstrated leadership of diversity and inclusion efforts by inspiring others and creating a demonstrative effect in areas such as, catalyzing a shift in mindsets, building skills for bridging differences and changing behaviors, and fostering longer term culture change efforts within the lab. Details are available here.
Pinnacle of Education: To recognize Argonne employees for exceptional contributions and continuous efforts that help to make science education and outreach inspiring and unique for students, teachers and community groups. Details are available here.
Outstanding Safety Leadership: To recognize laboratory individuals who demonstrate leadership in safety by embodying the principles of integrated safety management, contributing to a positive safety culture, having a commitment to excellence in workplace safety and successfully addressing critical challenges and vulnerabilities in safety. Details are available here.
James B. Porter, Jr. Team Award for Outstanding Safety Performance: To recognize a team of laboratory employees working in any part of the laboratory who embody the principles of integrated safety management and directly contribute to the creation and sustenance of a positive safety culture and a commitment to excellence in workplace safety. Details are available here.
J. Harris Ward Graduate Fellowship: A fellowship for the benefit of the son or daughter of an Argonne National Laboratory employee. The $4,500 flat stipend is applied for the fellow’s first year of graduate study at the University of Chicago. Details are available here.