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Simmons honored by mechanical engineering society

Bob Simmons, an engineer at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory , has received the first Engineering and Technology Management Leadership Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

The award was established to recognize Simmons for his strong leadership within the society and now will be known as the Robert T. Simmons Leadership Award. He developed a strategic plan for the society's Engineering and Technology Management Group, which he serves as vice president.

Simmons joined the laboratory in 1989 as a project control manager for the advanced projects department and currently is the systems engineering support manager for the National Compact Stellarator Experiment.

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, funded by the Department of Energy and managed by the University, is a collaborative national center for science and innovation leading to an attractive fusion energy source.

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