Now accepting nominations for director’s volunteer award

Last year, Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer recognized AD’s Todd Johnson for his contributions to the laboratory’s K-12 education programs. Photo: Cindy Arnold

The Education Office is now accepting nominations for this year’s Director’s Award for exceptional volunteer service, funded by Fermilab Friends for Science Education.

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.

If you’ve been impressed by a colleague’s education or outreach contribution, let the Education Office know. You may nominate a Fermilab staff member, user or contractor. The Education Office will take nominations until Oct. 10. This year’s reception will take place on Oct. 20.