Numerous CISL staff were selected to receive 2016 Special Recognition Awards during CISL’s year-end holiday celebration. This ceremony recognizes staff whose exceptional achievements further CISL’s mission. Given annually as part of the UCAR Employee Recognition process, these awards acknowledge extraordinary efforts by individuals and groups including:
Services of outstanding quality or of unusual importance to the execution of UCAR’s programs
Commitment to activities or demonstrated outstanding skill or effort above and beyond prescribed duties and workload
Significant savings of time or money
Excellent level of performance during an organizational emergency or period of high stress
Great ingenuity or perseverance
These awards are not for sustained excellence in assigned duties or sustained performance of duties not included in the employee’s job description, because such efforts are recognized in other ways.
The awards were presented by Anke Kamrath, CISL Interim Director and the people who had made the nominations.
Preparing and presenting accomplishments for the 2016 NSF Site Review
Deploying and managing CISL’s HPC Futures Laboratory
Migrating GLADE to a new 40 Gigabit Ethernet network at the NWSC
Streamlining climate model development
Producing a new and long-serving NCAR exhibit booth for conferences
Contributing to the new uninterruptible power supply for the Mesa Lab Data Center
Contributing to the second FISMA readiness review for COSMIC-2
Planning and executing two major changes in GLADE
Reinstalling Red Hat Enterprise Linux V6 on HPSS
Preparing all infrastructure to support the new 40 Gigabit Ethernet storage network at the NWSC
Michael Kercher, Jeremy Hewey, Jeremy Vaughan, Kenny Raff, Scott Brenner, Matt Herring, and Joe Miller prepared all the new network infrastructure to ready the NWSC for Cheyenne and its computational I/O networks as well as all changes necessary for the GLADE and the HPSS network upgrades. Jim Vandyke accepted the awards for these staff who work at the NWSC.
Supporting Al Kellie’s memorial service at the Mesa Lab
Paul Martinez and Jeff VanDamme received awards for their expertise and efficiency in producing a heartfelt memorial service for Al Kellie during a period of stress and uncertainty.