Zlatko Minev, a graduate student in physics and quantum computing in the lab of Michel Devoret received today the 2016 Yale Jefferson Award for Public Service for founding the Open Labs in 2012.
Open Labs’ mission is to reach out to underserved middle and high school students, and to make both science and science career pathways accessible by showing them what it is like to step into the shoes of young scientists at the cutting edge of knowledge. This mission is carried out by a network of Open Labs fellows united by the shared passion to work with aspiring young minds drawn to the excitement of science and its ability to redefine the landscape of tomorrow. Open Labs’ effort to bridge the disparity gap in New Haven has already reached more than 1,200 public school students and parents, and has now expanded to the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Columbia. The Open Labs model is supported by an American Physics Society/NSF grant award and alumni donations.
Source: Yale News