David Schmitz receives 2011 Director’s Volunteer Award

Dave Schmitz received the Director’s Award on Dec. 7. Photo: Reidar Hahn

At an award ceremony on Dec. 7, Fermilab Director Pier Oddone presented physicist David Schmitz with the annual Director’s Award, recognizing Schmitz’s volunteer service.

The award is given annually to an employee, user, graduate student, retiree or guest scientist who contributed significantly to Fermilab’s K-12 education programs.

Marge Bardeen, head of Fermilab Education Office, said that Fermilab volunteer outreach activities reached more than 36,000 kids and 2,500 teachers this year.

“Thank you for doing what you do,” Oddone said to the volunteers at the ceremony. “That’s one of the great things I like to brag about. That we are able to reach so many people through our volunteers and get so many people excited about science is a wonderful thing.”

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Brad Hooker