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Bronze Medal Awards Given to 29 Local Residents

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has presented the Bronze Medal Award, the highest honorary recognition available from the agency, to 29 local NIST employees.

The award recognizes work that has resulted in more effective and efficient management systems as well as the demonstration of unusual initiative or creative ability in the development and improvement of methods or procedures. Initiated in 1966, the award also is given for significant accomplishment within the agency and superior performance of assigned tasks for at least five consecutive years.

The following local residents received the award:

  • W. Timothy Polk, BETHESDA, Md., Computer Scientist, Information Technology Laboratory;
  • Daniel Barton, CLARKSBURG, Md., General Business Specialist, National Quality Program;
  • Donald R. Burgess, CLARKSBURG, Md., Research Chemist, Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory;
  • Joseph Fu, DAMASCUS, Md., Materials Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory;
  • James L. Cigler, FAIRFAX, Va., Chief, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Technology Services;
  • Dale G. Friend, FREDERICK, Md., Supervisory Physical Science Technician, Technology Services;
  • Franklin R. Guenther, FREDERICK, Md., Leader, Gas Metrology and Classical Methods Group, Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory;
  • Clara C. Asmail, GAITHERSBURG, Md., Physicist, Physics Laboratory;
  • William E. Burr, GAITHERSBURG, Md., Electronic Engineer, Information Technology Laboratory;
  • Geraldine S. Cheok, GAITHERSBURG, Md., Research Structural Engineer, Building and Fire Research Laboratory;
  • James E. Fowler, GAITHERSBURG, Md., Research Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory;
  • Thomas A. Germer, GAITHERSBURG, Md., Physicist, Physics Laboratory;
  • Jeanne W. Powell, GAITHERSBURG, Md., Supervisory Economist, Advanced Technology Program;
  • James A. Warren, GERMANTOWN, Md., Physicist, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory;
  • Donna F. Dodson, GETTYSBURG, Pa., Supervisor, Public Key Infrastructure Program, Information Technology Laboratory;
  • George A. Klouda, JEFFERSON, Md., Research Chemist, Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory;
  • Harry W. Frizzell, MT. AIRY, Md., Leader, Accounting and Reports Group, Office of the Chief Financial Officer;
  • Margaret M. Phillips, MYERSVILLE, Md., Senior Regional Manager, Manufacturing Extension Partnership;
  • Karl E. Bell, NORTH POTOMAC, Md., Deputy Director of Administration, Office of Administration;
  • Mary Elizabeth A. Algeo, POOLESVILLE, Md., Computer Scientist, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory;
  • Kevin K. Jurrens, ROCKVILLE, Md., Mechanical Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory;
  • Andrew R. Roosen, ROCKVILLE, Md., Mathematician, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory;
  • William R. Webber, ROCKVILLE, Md., Health Physicist, Office of Administration;
  • Donnie R. Ricks, SILVER SPRING, Md., Electronics Technician, Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory;
  • W. Craig Carter, WASHINGTON, D.C., Materials Research Engineer, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory;
  • Sharon C. Glotzer, WASHINGTON, D.C., Deputy Director, Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory;
  • William F. Guthrie, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mathematical Statistician, Information Technology Laboratory;
  • Noel A. Nazario, WASHINGTON, D.C., Electronic Engineer, Information Technology Laboratory; and
  • Christopher G. Soares, WOODSBORO, Md., Physicist, Physics Laboratory.

An agency of the Commerce Department's Technology Administration, NIST promotes economic growth by working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements and standards.

Released December 10, 1997, Updated January 8, 2018