|Last year, Fermilab recognized David Schmitz for his contributions to the laboratory’s K-12 education programs. Photo: Reidar Hahn|
Each year, more than 200 employees, users and contractors go above and beyond their everyday duties to further outreach and education at the laboratory.
These volunteers are role models and mentors for teachers and students, answer tough questions about Fermilab and its science, maintain Lederman Science Center exhibits, visit area classrooms and more.
Once a year at a reception, the laboratory recognizes the efforts of an especially dedicated volunteer with the Director’s Award for exceptional volunteer service, sponsored by Fermilab Friends for Science Education.
Please let the Education Office know when you’re impressed by a colleague’s contribution. You may nominate a Fermilab staff member, user or contractor candidate. The Education Office will take nominations until Oct. 19. This year’s reception will take place on Oct. 25.