Hultgren to Receive Champion of Science Award at Fermilab
The Champion of Science Award presentation takes place on Friday, Oct. 12 at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
The Science Coalition, a collection of 50 of the leading public and private research universities in the United States, will present the Champion of Science Award to 14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren at Fermilab’s Ramsey Auditorium at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in the Ramsey Auditorium.
In attendance will be Matthew Greenwald, University of Chicago; Pier Oddone, Fermilab director; Robert A. Easter, University of Illinois president and Hultgren.
The Science Coalition’s Champion of Science Award recognizes members of Congress "whose actions and votes consistently reflect their belief that basic scientific research, conducted at universities and national labs across the country, is essential to the nation’s ability to address pressing issues in health, security, energy and the environment, and additionally, that a strong federally supported basic research enterprise drives innovation that fuels the U.S. economy," according to a press release issued by Hultgren's office.