Sept. 25, 1992: The Lederman Science Education Center is dedicated

Then-Fermilab director John Peoples and former directors Leon Lederman and Robert Wilson attended the Lederman Science Education Center ribbon cutting ceremony in 1992. Photo: Fermilab

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the dedication of the Lederman Science Education Center. The ceremony recognized the contributions of Fermilab’s second director, Leon Lederman, to precollege science education, including starting the Fermilab Saturday Morning Physics program and the Illinois Math and Science Academy.

Fermilab director John Peoples, Fermilab Education Program Manager Marge Bardeen, Secretary of Energy James Watkins and Lederman all spoke at the ceremony. You can read more about the event in two articles from the Oct. 2, 1992, issue of FermiNews. The event’s program, John Peoples’ remarks and other materials related to the dedication ceremony are available in the Fermilab Archives.

from the Fermilab History and Archives Project