Name: Andrew States.
Position: Dock supervisor at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. Overseeing shipping and receiving. Setting up lab spaces for new researchers and faculty members. Coordinating renovations, repairs and maintenance.
Quote: ''Every day at Princeton can bring something new and exciting. I'm constantly learning new things and interacting with people that I would not have had the opportunity to meet if I didn't work here.''
Other interests: Attending musicals with his wife, Kelly, who also works at the University. Participating in events at his church. Going on walks with his dogs, a retired racing greyhound and a mixed breed.
The American Physical Society has awarded its 2004 Lilienfeld Prize to physicist Robert Austin for his work combining physics and biology.
The society gives the Lilienfeld Prize, which includes a $10,000 award, ''for outstanding contributions to physics by a single individual who also has exceptional skills in lecturing to diverse audiences.''
Austin joined the Princeton faculty in 1979 as an assistant professor of physics and has been a full professor since 1989. In 1999, he was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
The University's purchasing department has been awarded the 2004 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award.
The annual award, which is given to public or nonprofit organizations, is designed to measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement and leadership attributes. The program was founded in 1995 by the National Purchasing Institute.