Montgomery native earns US Dept. of Energy award

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Rodney Feazell, right, accepts the Secretary’s Appreciation Award from US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry

Dr. Rodney Feazell, formerly of Montgomery, was presented the Department of Energy’s Secretary’s Appreciation Award by Secretary Rick Perry for work done to establish the DOE Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office (AITO).

The Secretary has established the office to serve as the coordinating hub for the work being done across the DOE enterprise in Artificial Intelligence. This action has been taken as part of the President’s call for a national AI strategy to ensure AI technologies are developed to positively impact the lives of Americans.

The AITO mission is to elevate, accelerate and expand DOE’s transformative work to accelerate America’s progress in AI for years to come.

Feazell is the son of Jimmy and Vickie Feazell of Montgomery. He is a graduate of Northwestern State University (BS) and of Baylor University where he earned a PhD in chemistry. He resides in Virginia with his wife Monica and children Noah and Sophia.