On the eve of the first instrument deployment, CROCUS was honored with the Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) Societal Impact Award. According to C2ST, the award recognizes “an organization, institution or company that has had a significant impact for the betterment of the Chicagoland public and its communities. The purpose of this award is to highlight and promote engagement, outreach, and socially-conscious philanthropy by entities within STEM fields.”
On May 4, Cristina Negri accepted the award on behalf of CROCUS at C2ST’s Annual Gala.
“We’re proud to accept the inaugural C2ST’s Societal Impact Award and we look forward to continued collaboration with our partners throughout Chicago,” said Negri. She thanked Argonne’s scientific and community collaborators as well as C2ST’s Board of Directors. “The research we conduct and the relationships we build will help Chicago’s neighborhoods plan for a more sustainable and resilient future.”