Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar is the recipient of the American Nuclear Society’s Landis Public Communication and Education Award. This award recognizes individuals for their efforts, dedication and accomplishments in furthering public education and understanding of nuclear technology. Dunzik-Gougar is being recognized for her dedication to nuclear education and public communication. She will be presented with the award Nov. 10 in Anaheim, Calif.
Dunzik-Gougar is an associate professor and associate chair of the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Health Physics at Idaho State University. Since her start as a chemistry teacher, Dunzik-Gougar has encouraged all her students to learn more about nuclear energy and technology.
Dunzik-Gougar earned her BS in chemistry from Cedar Crest College. She received her MS in environmental engineering and doctorate in nuclear engineering from Pennsylvania State University. She has served on the ANS Communications Committee since 1999, as chair since 2013.