|Posted on February 12, 2017 at 12:45 AM|
Tracy Drier, Master Glassblower at UW-Madison Department of Chemistry has been named Wisconsin ACS Outreach Volunteer of the Year for 2017.
Mr. Drier is a well-established scientific master glassblower. Throughout his career Tracy has been a dedicated teacher and demonstrator of glassblowing skills. He designed a transportable, self-contained glassblowing station for the purpose of educational outreach. This Firewagon has since been used in area classrooms and other public venues to demonstrate the properties of glass. In 2016, Tracy has participated in 10 outreach events in Madison and Cambridge, Wisconsin. These include the Wisconsin Science Festival and UW Science Expedition, where he did demonstrations for hundreds of students, their parents, and the general public.