Leon M. Lederman, internationally renowned specialist in high-energy physics, is director emeritus of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, IL. Lederman is a past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics (1988). He is now the Pritzker Professor of Science at IIT and Resident Scholar at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA). In recent years he has maintained a vigorous program in science education ranging from the founding of a residential public school for the gifted, to professional development of primary school teachers, to drastic reform of U.S. school science programs.