John Krommes and Robert Parsells, researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, have been named as the laboratory's distinguished fellows in research and engineering, respectively.

The fellowship program, funded by the Department of Energy, was created to recognize the accomplishments of the laboratory's research, engineering and scientific staff. Fellows receive one-time gifts of $5,000.

Krommes, a physicist who holds a Ph.D. in astrophysical sciences from Princeton, was recognized for his pioneering and creative research on the modern theory of plasma turbulence and for outstanding pedagogical contributions to Princeton's graduate program in plasma physics. Plasma is a hot, ionized gas used as the fuel for the production of fusion energy. Turbulence in a plasma disrupts the fusion reaction.

Parsells, an engineer, was cited for his extraordinary ingenuity in the solution of practical engineering problems, including the adaptation of diamond wire cutting technology for the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor Decommissioning and Decontamination Project.

Two groups that promote business development in Sweden have honored Emeritus Professor William Baumol with their annual International Award for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research.

The Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research and the Swedish Business Development Agency recognized Baumol for his long-standing contributions to research in small business and entrepreneurship. The groups cited Baumol's most recent contribution, "The Free-Market Innovation Machine: Analyzing the Growth Miracle of Capitalism," a book published last year by Princeton University Press.

Baumol is the Joseph Douglas Green, 1895, Professor of Economics, Emeritus, and senior research economist at Princeton. He joined the Princeton faculty in 1949. Baumol also is a professor of economics and director of the C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics at New York University.

Steven Schultz, senior writer in the Office of Communications, has won a bronze award in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District II Accolades program.

Schultz won the third-place honor in the "research, medicine and science news writing" category.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is an organization for advancement professionals who work in alumni relations, communications and development.

The staff of EQuad News has received two IRIS awards from the New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

EQuad News received a 2002 IRIS Award of Excellence in the external newsletter category. The award recognizes "overall creativity (design, writing, photography, illustration), quality of materials, appropriateness to audience, budgeting and effectiveness in meeting objectives." EQuad News is the only external newsletter to receive an IRIS Award of Excellence this year.

Contributors to the EQuad News are Director of Engineering Communications Ann Haver-Allen, Communi- cations Assistant Sara Peters, copy editor Alicia Brzycki, photographer Frank Wojciechowski and writers Steven Schultz, Peter Page and David Barry.

Peters and Schultz also received a 2002 IRIS Award of Merit for their special report titled "Pioneer research blazes the trail: While defining new boundaries at the edges of discovery, engineering faculty guide their students to the frontier." Their award-winning series appeared in the summer issue of EQuad News and focused on research taking place in the laboratories of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the contribution that such research brings into the engineering classrooms.

The writing awards are based on style, clarity, readability, originality, organization of information, appropriateness to audience, budgeting and effectiveness in meeting objectives.



March 3, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 18
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Page one
Top seniors, graduate students earn University's highest honors
Bell and Frist focus on ways to better citizens' lives
Long-term collaboration yields cancer-fighting compound

Lilly establishes fellowship in honor of Princeton researcher
Update: Sky-mapping survey charts new data about universe
Two elected to engineering academy


Nassau Notes
•By the numbers: Snow emergency
Calendar of events

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