Berkeley Lab

2022 Director’s Awards – New IDEA Award Category

The Director’s Awards program recognizes the significant achievements of Lab employees. Each year, these awards are given for accomplishments, leadership, collaboration, multi-disciplinary science, cross-divisional projects, and commitment to excellence in support of the Lab’s mission and strategic goals. Berkeley Lab employees submit nominations of individuals and teams, which are then reviewed by a Lab-wide Director’s Awards committee.

This year there are two new exceptional achievement award categories: organizational impact and IDEA, which encompasses outreach, mentorship, and building a Lab community.

The Organizational Impact award recognizes work done supporting the Lab’s mission and its strategic goals, such as exceptional service, and/or efforts that enhance processes, cross-functional partnership and collaboration, efficiency, and/or policy implementation. The scope of recognition in this award was expanded so that it could include a much broader range of work than the previous Service and Operations awards.

The IDEA award helps us recognize people who have exceptional achievements in operationalizing IDEA principles, especially in:

    • Outreach: Honoring significant efforts to increase current and/or future diverse representation at the Lab.
    • Mentorship: Significant efforts to foster belonging and access to opportunities for career advancement for employees regardless of background.
    • Lab Community: Significant efforts to cultivate networks of support and build cultures of inclusion at the Lab.

The Director’s Achievement Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 10, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

2022 Laureates

2022 Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement2022

IDEA Award: Silvia Crivelli

Citation: For her tireless and unwavering efforts to broaden career pathways to the computational science field and Berkeley Lab , particularly for her significant contributions to  the Lab’s successful Sustainable Research Pathways Program.




2022 IDEA Award: Miles Green

Citation: For his outstanding efforts to  help build and maintain  the Lab’s sense of community during a global pandemic including through his innovative DJ Groove Lounge, work with the IT team to create hybrid meeting rooms, and to promote awareness of important societal issues.



2022 IDEA Award: Ryan Miyakawa

Citation: For outstanding long term collaborative efforts with UC Berkeley to build and foster a variety of internship programs and activities  that support cultures of diversity, inclusion, mentorship, and outreach at the Lab.