|Julie Ezold ’90 Honored in Nuclear Engineering
Julie (Graudons) Ezold ’90 has received honors from both the U.S. Women in Nuclear (U.S. WIN) organization and the American Nuclear Society. U.S. WIN presented her with the Patricia Bryant Leadership Award during a combined U.S. WIN and Women in Nuclear Global Conference held in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes members who have made significant contributions and demonstrated leadership in the core values of U.S. WIN.
The American Nuclear Society honored Ezold at its annual meeting in December with a Presidential Citation “for positively influencing her community and the next generation of nuclear workers by leading and supporting numerous education programs.”
Ezold is the Cf-252 program manager at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), where she is responsible for the scheduling, budgeting, and product quality of each curium target campaign. After conducting master’s research at the High Flux Isotope Reactor at ORNL, she joined the staff and has held positions in engineering, waste management, criticality safety, and isotope production. Ezold earned her B.S. in nuclear engineering at Rensselaer, and M.S. at North Carolina State University.
The announcement in April of a new element, atomic number 117, adds yet another distinction to Ezold’s career achievements: she is among the group credited with discovery of the new super-heavy element.