FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2012
Synchrotron Recognized for Education Excellence
SASKATOON, SK – The Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) will honour the Canadian Light Source synchrotron for contributions to science education on Tuesday, June 12.
The CNS Education and Communication Award is honoring the CLS “in recognition of its commitment to community outreach, increasing public awareness of synchrotron science, and developing innovative and outstanding secondary educational programs such as Students on the Beamlines.”
The national award will be presented during the Awards Luncheon held at the 33rd annual CNS conference, “Building on our past… Building for the future.” The conference brings together researchers at the forefront of nuclear science from across Canada.
WHEN: CNS Awards Luncheon
Tuesday, June 12th, 12:00 noon
The award recognizes, in part, the Students on the Beamlines program, which enables high school students to use synchrotron light in collaboration with scientists to investigate their own research questions using advanced scientific techniques at the CLS. Dr. Josef Hormes, CLS Executive Director, will accept the award.
The Students on the Beamlines program has had six high school research groups on the beamlines in 2012 alone – engaging in diverse questions, from nanoparticles present in sunscreens to selenium in lentils. The students share their research results in a poster competition at the CLS annual users’ meeting.
The Education/Communication Award was established by the Canadian Nuclear Society in 1997. The award is engraved brass plaque mounted on a wood panel, which will be displayed at the CLS.
For more information or to arrange an interview, contact:
Educational Outreach Coordinator
Canadian Light Source Inc
Ph: (306) 657-3525
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