Dwight Nicholson Medal for Outreach

The Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public is responsible for the selection of the recipient of the Dwight Nicholson Medal for Outreach. The prize consists of the Nicholson medal and a certificate that includes the citation for which the recipient has been recognized. The prize shall be awarded to a physicist who either through public lectures and public media, teaching, research, or science related activities has excelled in one or more of the following areas:
  1. Successfully stimulated the interest and involvement of the general public on the progress in physics.
  2. Created special opportunities that inspire the scientific development of students or junior colleagues, or has developed programs for students at any level that facilitated positive career choices in physics.
  3. Demonstrated a particularly giving and caring relationship as a mentor to students or colleagues, or has succeeded in motivating interest in physics through inspiring educational works.

Full details can be found on the Dwight Nicholson Medal for Outreach web page.

Contributed by: E. Dan Dahlberg