Nominate an outstanding Fermilab volunteer for award by Jan. 21

In 2014, Roger Dixon and Erik Ramberg received the Director’s Award for their contributions to science education and outreach. Who will you nominate this year? Photo: Reidar Hahn

Volunteering is alive and well within the Fermilab community. Many of our generous and enthusiastic colleagues have awed and inspired thousands of students over the years through engaging programs both in the students’ classrooms and onsite at the lab.

Fermilab Friends for Science Education (FFSE), a nonprofit organization, has recognized exceptional volunteers in the area of education and outreach since 2004 with the $1,000 Director’s Award. Electrical engineer Sten Hansen received the inaugural award for developing data acquisition systems for cosmic ray telescopes for the QuarkNet project. Since that time, others have received it for designing and building exhibits and physics demonstrations, running Saturday Morning Physics, visiting schools, mentoring students, giving tours, and of course for bringing Mr. Freeze to countless children (and sometimes their big-kid parents).

FFSE is soliciting nominations through Jan. 21 for the 2018 award. FFSE supports several education and outreach activities at Fermilab and proudly funds this award. FFSE will present the award at the Family Open House, Feb. 10.

Do you know anyone at Fermilab who generously and enthusiastically offers their time and skills to enhance the science education of local K-12 students? If so, please nominate them! If you’re not sure, try to find out — sometimes they’re stealthy…

Complete the nomination form at: https://ed.fnal.gov/ffse/programs/index.shtml
Nomination deadline: Jan. 21