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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Next Engineering AD?

When will the LLNS Director announce the selection of the next Engineering AD?

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I heard Bret Knapp wants the job. He wants to pretend he's engineer again and he can have any job he chooses. Why? Cause he's GOD!

Anonymous said...

When will the LLNS Director announce the selection of the next Engineering AD? - OP

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 2:39 pm PDT. Any other inane questions?

Anonymous said...

".. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 2:39 pm PDT. Any other inane questions?..."

Yes July 10, 2014 at 9:30 PM, that is surely what the topic question was requesting, the precise date and time of the engineering AD announcement. Try using a little imagination and respond to questions in context. In this case, why the current engineering AD has stayed on ~10 months past her announced retirement. I'm sure there are some thoughtful responses out there, yours not being one of them.

Anonymous said...

I heard Bret Knapp wants the job. He wants to pretend he's engineer again and he can have any job he chooses. Why? Cause he's GOD!


Can anyone give us at LANL a heads-up when Knapp returns? i'd like to retire before his next onslaught at LANL.

Anonymous said...

i'd like to retire before his next onslaught at LANL.

July 12, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Leave now, or better, yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Umm the admin memo for Monya's retirement is dated June 17, 2013 with the plan to fill it by year end. But they did not specify which year :-) But what a waste to have a lame duck AD for this long.

Anonymous said...

Engineering has not been the same since Steve Patterson left. The divisions have mutated, programs have suffered the consequences, and morale is very low.

Anonymous said...

I agree with July 19, 2014 at 7:28 PM. Steve had a vision for what Engineering should be, and what should happen to move us along that path. So did most of his predecessors (even Spiros - remember him?).

Whoever comes next will have a hard time re-establishing that, given the many years we've gone without.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a worthwhile and rewarding challenge!

Anonymous said...

Sign that person up!

Anonymous said...

A challenge it will be. Rewarding for the candidate or for engineering? Rewarding for both is fine. We can't afford an "its my turn now" by default Engineering AD selection.

Anonymous said...

I heard that Monya was the first woman Engineering AD at LLNL.

Anonymous said...

"...I heard that Monya was the first woman Engineering AD at LLNL..."

Randy Pico is the first Native American to make engineering tech superintendent then senior superintendent at LLNL.

Anonymous said...

and she didn't have a PhD. Must be special. See other blogs PhD vs. non PhD.

Anonymous said...

Management diversity can be a good for an organization.
Except when those climbing such a ladder kick it away and pretend it wasn't a critical element of their success. As they try to assimilate, other minorities and women candidates for management or general career growth are thrown under the bus. It is about succeeding at all cost for some.

Anonymous said...

Management diversity can be a good for an organization

Can you quote an objective study that supports this?

I can quote that Germany and Japan are examples to the contrary, the two powerhouse manufacturing and scientific machines.

Anonymous said...

Can you quote the primary losers of World War 2?
I think you can.

Anonymous said...

Just remember it was really the eastern front (Russia) that gave the allies the victory, another paragon of diversity.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Just remember it was really the eastern front (Russia) that gave the allies the victory, another paragon of diversity.

July 31, 2014 at 3:12 PM

You seem to forget that Russian women were actively engaged in the fighting, especially in the air. Decades ahead of the West in that aspect of diversity. Or, maybe you just didn't know that?

Anonymous said...

Interesting point. I assume you agree the Eastern front was where the war was won. If so, are you saying that

1. Since women are participating more at LLNL, that we don't need minorities like in Russia?

or
2. Realize that it was the Russian male foot soldier who took it for the team against the Axis. It was all about the causalities. And no, I don't want to hear about civilians... Russians civilians have always been quite expendable.

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