Argonne director Isaacs to receive Chicago Council on Science and Technology award

June 13, 2013

ARGONNE, Ill. – Eric D. Isaacs, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, has been recognized for “Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Science and Technology” by the Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).

"I am very honored by this award from the Chicago Council on Science and Technology," said Isaacs. "I feel fortunate to have this opportunity to work with so many great colleagues who understand the vital role that science plays in supporting and expanding the economy of our city, our state and our nation, and who are dedicated to strengthening and expanding Chicago's science and technology community.”

He receive the award at the Adler Planetarium in downtown Chicago on Thursday, June 13, 2013, as the keynote speaker for the nonprofit group’s annual fundraising dinner.  

Isaacs spoke on the importance of working together to create a thriving innovation ecosystem in the Chicago area—one that supports current efforts to create and expand businesses based on science and technology, that offers career opportunities to recent graduates of Chicago-area universities and that draws talented people with new ideas to the region. 

C2ST is a nonprofit organization that works to educate, engage and advocate the societal significance of high-level science and technology for the greater Chicagoland area. C2ST links museums, corporations, foundations, universities, national laboratories, public officials and business communities, to foster and promote growth for the region in science and technology.

Argonne National Laboratory seeks solutions to pressing national problems in science and technology. The nation's first national laboratory, Argonne conducts leading-edge basic and applied scientific research in virtually every scientific discipline. Argonne researchers work closely with researchers from hundreds of companies, universities, and federal, state and municipal agencies to help them solve their specific problems, advance America's scientific leadership and prepare the nation for a better future. With employees from more than 60 nations, Argonne is managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.