Prudential Productivity Award

2017 Cash Award Team FSU # 404

Scientific Equipment Database and Web Portal [Link]
  • Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016, Tallahassee, FL 32306


FSU submitted a proposal for Prudential Productivity Award for Scientific Equipment Database and Web Portal search. Later the deadline was extended to Dec 9, 2016. The premise was: “In an effort to cut down on the costs associated with duplicate science equipment purchases and leverage existing technologies to meet an emerging need, the Scientific Equipment application was created by an interdisciplinary team to promote the shared tracking and use of equipment across the University community“.

  • Thursday, May 18, 2017, Tallahassee, FL 32317


We learned today that we were one of the several 2017 Davis Productivity Cash Award Winners. I got a call from my colleague while I was traveling that we have won the Award. The announcement could be seen on this URL:  html | pdf

 The Florida Tax Watch, the organization which gives the award  described the award the following way: The Prudential Productivity Awards are made possible through the generosity of Prudential, as Anchor Sponsor, and the vision of the late J.E. Davis and A.D. Davis, co-founders of Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. and co-founders of Florida TaxWatch. Since 1989, the Awards program has publicly recognized and rewarded state employees and work units whose work significantly and measurably increases productivity and promotes innovation to improve the delivery of state services and save money for Florida taxpayers and businesses. Over the 28-year program, more than 16,000 nominations have been received, and awards have been given to state employees for saving or maximizing state dollars to the tune of more than $9.2 billion.

Our team consisted of the following members:
FSU ID#: 404William Sweeney, Thayumanasamy Somasundaram, Claudius Mundoma, James Stephens, Donna Trumbower, Carlos Murphy, Kyle Gower-Winter, and Rebekah Dorn.
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Tallahassee, FL 32301


Our team FSU ID# 404 was given the 2017 Prudential Productivity Award at a ceremony at the Donald L Tucker Civic Center. The Civic Center doors opened at 11 AM and we went in and sat in the front section at an area designated for FSU teams. FSU had more than a few teams. The Provost joined our team members and  walked over to receive the plaque. After receiving the plaque, our picture was taken and we gathered some lunch.  Then there  were several speakers including the team from the organization that gives the award, the agency heads, the sponsors, and coordinators.

Prudential Productivity Award Magazine Front Cover
Prudential Productivity Award Magazine with our team photo (bottom half)
Award Ceremony Information
Plaque and team members
Updated: Jun, 19, 2017.