On April 10, the Prairie Research Institute honored employees for their outstanding achievements and excellent work. ISTC Elizabeth Meschewski was awared the Distinguished Support Staff Award.
As a senior scientific specialist at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), Elizabeth (Beth) Meschewski provides project management and administrative support to projects funded through the Hazardous Waste Research program, including overseeing budgets, progress reports, and final reports. But she also has a hand in many other activities and projects at ISTC, including facilitating strategic planning, developing communication and outreach materials, and organizing events.
“I think we would be lost without her and her many contributions to the work we do at ISTC and PRI," said nominator Nancy Holm. "She has a positive attitude and adapts well to the new projects we have come our way, which can involve a lot of multi-tasking. I appreciate that I can count on her, as can others, to complete tasks efficiently and do a good job with the details."
In her letter of support, Deb Jacobson pointed out that Meschewski collaborated on ISTC's new solar panel recycling initiatives and handled the compilation of information and data for a report requested by the state on emerging contaminants. Holm also praised Meschewski's efforts to spread the word about ISTC's research to policymakers, businesses, other researchers, students, and others.