Outreach Award for Pascal Ankli

In mid-October, SNI Outreach Manager Dr. Kerstin Beyer-Hans presented this year’s Outreach Award to Pascal Ankli.

The SNI launched this award two years ago to acknowledge the commitment of students and doctoral students at various public events and school visits. Without their support, the SNI would not be able to take part in scientific events such as tunBasel and the Science Days or to provide school classes and other interested groups with insights into the SNI’s latest research.

Each helper is awarded points based on the time and effort required for the event, and the points are tallied every fall. Last year, Dr. Tomaž Einfalt – who has since completed his doctoral dissertation at the SNI PhD School – collected the most points. This year, Pascal Ankli topped the rankings.

Pascal studied nanoscience until the spring, when he switched to biology. “Pascal was and remains an enthusiastic contributor to a wide range of events and has a great rapport with children,” said Dr. Kerstin Beyer-Hans after presenting the award. Although he is no longer studying nanoscience, he intends to continue supporting the SNI and, for example, took part in this year’s Science Days at the Europa-Park.

We would like to thank everyone who supports SNI at its various public events and shares their enthusiasm for nanoscience and the sciences in general!