Presentation on theme: "Annual Recognition Program"— Presentation transcript:
1 Annual Recognition Program June 12, 20122011 AwardsUnited States Department of AgricultureAgricultural Research Service
2 Scientist of the Year Awards The Scientist of the Year Awardees
3 Distinguished Senior Research Scientist Edward S. BucklerNorth Atlantic AreaIthaca, NY
4 Herbert L. Rothbart Outstanding Early Career Research Scientist Christina L. SwaggertySouthern Plains AreaCollege Station, TX
5 Area Senior Research Scientist Marcus E. Kehrli, Jr.Midwest AreaAmes, IA
6 Area Senior Research Scientist David C. GoodrichPacific West AreaTucson, AZ
7 Area Senior Research Scientist Kevin B. JensenNorthern Plains AreaLogan, UT
8 Area Senior Research Scientist Gillian EgglestonMid South AreaNew Orleans, LA
9 Area Senior Research Scientist Bosoon ParkSouth Atlantic AreaAthens, GA
10 Area Senior Research Scientist Jeffrey G. ArnoldSouthern Plains AreaTemple, TX
11 Area Senior Research Scientist Craig S.T. DaughtryBeltsville AreaBeltsville, MD
12 Area Early Career Research Scientist Adam S. DavisMidwest AreaUrbana, IL
13 Area Early Career Research Scientist Daniel CookNorthern Plains AreaLogan, UT
14 Area Early Career Research Scientist Lance Cadle-DavidsonNorth Atlantic AreaGeneva, NY
15 Area Early Career Research Scientist Julia Wei PridgeonMid South AreaAuburn, AL
16 Area Early Career Research Scientist B. Todd CampbellSouth Atlantic AreaFlorence, SC
17 Area Early Career Research Scientist Eric W. JacksonPacific West AreaAberdeen, ID
18 Area Early Career Research Scientist Monica Santin-DuranBeltsville AreaBeltsville, MD
19 Technology Transfer Awards Technology Transfer Awardees.
20 Technology Transfer Awards Rice-Based Frying Batters in Commerce Team Outstanding EffortsRice-Based Frying Batters in Commerce TeamFred Shih, Mid South Area, New Orleans, LAKim Daigle, Mid South Area, New Orleans, LAWayne E. Swann, CrispTek, Columbia, MDRon Friedman, CrispTek, Columbia, MDRoch Kallmyer, CrispTek, Columbia, MDJohn Howell, CrispTek, Columbia, MDRay Jones, CrispTek, Columbia, MDFor the enhanced utilization of rice-based frying batters in commerce.
21 Technology Transfer Awards Superior EffortsGloria DeGrandi-HoffmanPacific West AreaTucson, AZFor developing a new product to safely and effectively control Varroa mites in honey bee colonies.
22 Technology Transfer Awards Superior EffortsGregory HoltSouthern Plains AreaLubbock, TXFor the development and transfer of technology to utilize cotton gin byproducts for biodegradable packaging and insulation board.
23 Technology Transfer Awards Wheat Improvement Team Superior EffortsWheat Improvement TeamDavid Marshall, South Atlantic Area, Raleigh, NCMyron Fountain, South Atlantic Area, Raleigh, NCLynda Whitcher, South Atlantic Area, Raleigh, NCCharlie Glover, South Atlantic Area, Raleigh, NCBill Brown, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NCFor the development, release, and adoption of specialty wheat varieties for farmers, millers, and bakers, and for organic local foods in North Carolina.
24 Technology Transfer Awards Superior EffortsTrout Grains ProjectKen Overturf and Rick BarrowsPacific West AreaHagerman, IDFor development of improved rainbow trout and plant-based trout feed for U.S. aquaculture.
25 Canal Point Sugarcane Variety Selection Team Sustained Effort Technology Transfer AwardsOutstanding EffortsCanal Point Sugarcane Variety Selection TeamJack Comstock, South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FLSerge Edmé, South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FLBarry Glaz, South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FLNeil C. Glynn, South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FLDuli Zhao, South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FLJimmy D. Miller (retired), South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FLPeter Y.P. Tai (deceased), South Atlantic Area, Canal Point, FLR. Wayne Davidson, Florida Sugar Cane League, Clewiston, FLRobert Gilbert, University of Florida, Belle Glade, FLRonald Rice, University of Florida, Belle Glade, FLLeslie Baucum, University of Florida, LaBelle, FLJames M. Shine, Jr., Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, Belle Glade, FLRaul Perdomo, Florida Crystals Corporation, West Palm Beach, FLGerald Powell, Florida Crystals Corporation, West Palm Beach, FLBarney Eiland, Florida Crystals Corporation, West Palm Beach, FLModesto Ulloa, Florida Crystals Corporation, West Palm Beach, FLMichael S. Irey, United States Sugar Corporation, Clewiston, FLChen-Jian Hu, United States Sugar Corporation, Clewiston, FLFor the sustained transfer of high-yielding CP sugarcane varieties to Florida, and internationally, and the transfer of variety selection procedures to Central America.
26 Sustained Effort Technology Transfer Awards Superior EffortsBenjamin F. MatthewsBeltsville AreaBeltsville, MDFor the development of "MiniMax"—a soybean cultivar developed specifically for research and education—and associated growing and transformation procedures.
27 Sustained Effort Technology Transfer Awards Superior EffortsLarry StankerPacific West AreaAlbany, CAFor the development of monoclonal antibody technology to detect the antibiotic ceftiofur and its metabolites in milk.
28 Forage and Range Research Laboratory Team Douglas Dewey (deceased) Sustained Effort Technology Transfer AwardsSuperior EffortsForage and Range Research Laboratory TeamJack E. StaubThomas JonesKevin JensenKay Asay (retired)Douglas Dewey (deceased)Northern Plains AreaLogan, UTFor development and transfer of improved plant materials for increased productivity, conservation, reclamation, renovation, and restoration of western U.S. semiarid rangelands and pastures.
29 Administrator’s Outreach, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity Awards Supervisory/Managerial CategoryBacterial Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Resistance Research TeamMark BerrangPaula Fedorka-CrayCharlene JacksonJonathan FryeRichard MeinersmannMark EnglenSouth Atlantic AreaAthens, GAIn recognition of excellence in promoting diversity in ARS, mentoring students, and participating in student career and temporary employee programs.
30 Administrator’s Outreach, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity Awards Non-Supervisory/Non-Managerial CategoryBeltsville Area Diversity TaskforceEdith BlackwellEton CodlingVerneta GaskinsMartha TomecekLewis ZiskaBeltsville AreaBeltsville, MDFor successfully organizing an 1890 Symposium and Student Discovery Garden that will promote the vision of a diverse workforce, and unleashing the power of diversity to higher levels.
31 T.W. Edminster Research Associate Award Leah WhighamNorthern Plains AreaGrand Forks, ND
32 Excellence in Information Award Stanislaw KoseckiNational Agricultural LibraryBeltsville, MD
33 Office Professional of the Year Lynne PearsonPacific West AreaDavis, CA
34 AFM Support Awards for Excellence Gold Award for ExcellenceArthropod-Borne Animal Disease Research Unit (ABADRU) TeamJim Quaratino (retired), Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, COMarcie Currie-Gross, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, COMike Wiggett, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, COKathi White, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, COElisa Dawdy, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, COBonnie King, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, COLisa Baete, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, COJim Wiltse, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, COKimberly Plummer, Northern Plains Area, Manhattan, KSJoAnne Gresens, Northern Plains Area, Manhattan, KSJames Adrianos, Northern Plains Area, Manhattan, KSMarilyn Stetka, Human Resources Division, AFM, Beltsville, MDKeli Martin, Human Resources Division, AFM, Beltsville, MDFor enhancing animal disease research effort by ensuring availability of outstanding facilities for high-containment research.
35 AFM Support Awards for Excellence Silver Award for ExcellenceVeronica LairdPacific West AreaAlbany, CAFor leadership as Area Director Secretary that enhanced the effectiveness of office professionals and customer service in the Pacific West Area.
36 AFM Support Awards for Excellence Bronze Award for ExcellenceNancy L. SparksSouth Atlantic AreaRaleigh, NCFor leading users of the new financial system (FMMI) through the various processes, resulting in a better understanding of the system.
37 AFM Support Awards for Excellence Bronze Award for ExcellenceChevon GibsonAdministrative and Financial ManagementBeltsville, MDFor developing and implementing various tools to improve business processes and delivery of Human Resources services.