Awards for Excellence - 2002

May 24, 2002

The Award for Excellence recognizes individuals and teams who make exceptional contributions to the Laboratory's standard of excellence. These Awards recognize a specific accomplishment or sustained contribution that is clearly characterized by one of the following:



  • Exceptional Technical Excellence - through significant achievement or substantial improvement that affects engineering, science, or technology.
  • Exceptional Business Operations Excellence - through significant achievement or substantial improvement that affects administration, services, or support.
  • Exceptional Quality - through sustained effort in displaying outstanding initiative and dedication to quality, productivity, customer focus, effectiveness, or efficiency.
  • Exceptional Leadership - through sustained contribution based on superior effectiveness as a leader, mentor, or coach. (This category is for individual nominations only.)

Awards for Excellence were presented to the following individuals and teams on the Cassini/Huygens Project:

INDIVIDUAL EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY







Randy Herrera Randy
Herrera


Exceptional Quality


For exceptional dedication and contribution in the implemention of the Radio Science Ground System for the Cassini Gravitational Wave Experiment.


INDIVIDUAL EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP







Scott Bolton Scott Bolton

Exceptional Leadership


For outstanding contribution as an Investigative Scientist for Cassini Science Planning to ensure the collection of science data during the Jupiter Flyby.







Candice Hansen Candice Hansen

Exceptional Leadership


For outstanding contribution as an Investigative Scientist for Cassini Science Planning to ensure the collection of science data during the Jupiter Flyby.







Brian Paczkowski Brian Paczkowski

Exceptional Leadership


For outstanding leadership as the Cassini Science Planning Manager.


TEAM
EXCEPTIONAL TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE




















Cassini Jupiter Encounter


Exceptional Technical Excellence: Cassini Jupiter Encounter


Exceptional Technical Excellence

For significant achievement in the planning, development and execution of the science observation sequence for the Cassini Jupiter flyby.
Rozita Belenky

Scott Bolton

Jeffrey S. Boyer

Thomas A. Burk

Stuart Clark

James H. Gerhard

Jerod Gross

Candice J. Hansen

William M. Heventhal III




Otfrid Liepack

Jerry M. Millard

Brian Paczkowski

Nazilla Rouse

Stuart K. Stephens

Alan K. Stevenson

Hal Uffelman

Kevin K. Yau



















Huygens Recovery Task Force


Exceptional Technical Excellence: Huygens Recovery Task Force


Exceptional Technical Excellence

For significant achievement in the recovery from the relay receiver design flaw in support of the scientific data capture from the Huygens probe.
Kenneth S. Andrews

Leslie J. Deutsch

Samuel J. Dolinar Jr.

Troy D. Goodson

Jon Hamkins

Jeremy B. Jones

Guy Kauffman

Allan Y. Lee




Earl H. Maize

Fabrizio Pollara

Duane C. Roth

Laura L. Sakamoto

Michael J. Sierchio

Nathan J. Strange

Julie L. Webster

TEAM
EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY




















Cassini Attitude & Articulation Control Subsystem (AACS)


Exceptional Quality: Cassini Attitude & Articulation Control Subsystem (AACS)


Exceptional Quality

For outstanding dedication in resolving anomalies that resulted in meeting all Jupiter science objectives.
James W. Alexander

Kevin J. Barltrop

Rozita Belenky

Thomas A. Burk

Gene A. Hanover

Danny-Cuong C. Lam

Allan Y. Lee

Shuh-Ren R. Lin




Glenn A. Macala

David M. Myers

Scott G. Peer

Brad A. Shogrin

Gurkirpal Singh

Hal Uffelman

Lisa A. Won



Additional information about Cassini is available online at:


http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov.


Cassini will reach Saturn on July 1, 2004, and release its piggybacked Huygens probe about six months later for descent through the thick atmosphere of the moon Titan on Jan. 14, 2005. Cassini-Huygens is a cooperative mission of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C.


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