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Bethany Goldblum from UC Berkeley to Receive James Corones Award

Bethany L. Goldblum, a nuclear scientist at the University of California, Berkeley, is the 2020 recipient of the Krell Institute’s James Corones Award in Leadership, Community Building and Communication. “Goldblum is a Department of Nuclear Engineering associate research engineer and executive director of the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium, a UC Berkeley-led collaboration of seven universities and five Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories. The consortium, established with a $25 million grant from the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE NNSA), focuses on nuclear security and nonproliferation research and on training future nuclear experts. Goldblum was instrumental in the program’s renewal in 2016.”

NERSC Computer Scientist wins First Corones Award

Today the Krell Institute announced that Rebecca Hartman-Baker, a computer scientist at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), is the inaugural recipient of the James Corones Award in Leadership, Community Building and Communication. “Hartman-Baker leads the User Engagement Group at NERSC, a DOE Office of Science user facility based at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. A selection committee representing the DOE national laboratories, academia and Krell cited Hartman-Baker’s “broad impact on HPC training; her hands-on approach to building a diverse and inclusive HPC user community, particularly among students and early-career computational scientists; and her mastery in communicating the excitement and potential of computational science.”

Seeking Nominations for the James Corones Award Honoring Longtime Advocates for Science

Nominations are open for a new prize honoring a longtime advocate for science, education and research. “The James Corones Award in Leadership, Community Building and Communication will recognize mid-career scientists and engineers who are making an impact in their fields and on research in general. The recipient will be someone who encourages and mentors young people to engage with the science community, to communicate their work effectively and to make a difference in their scientific discipline. It’s a fitting tribute to Corones, who led a distinguished career as a researcher, administrator and, perhaps most importantly, founder of the Krell Institute, the award’s sponsor.”