Nov 03, 2017
Esther Parish received the Science Communicator Award for Community Engagement at the 2017 UT-Battelle Awards Night, held on October 28. As this year’s winner, Parish was recognized by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and UT-Battelle “for leading communication about renewable energy with creativity and enthusiasm.”
Since joining ORNL in 2009, Parish has devoted considerable time to communicating the real-world impacts of applied science and technology. She has engaged schools and communities to promote the value and opportunities for education and future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, fields.