Dr. Frank Klink is an outstanding volunteer and a valued contributor to the CRRC. He first became involved with the CRRC in the early 2000s, while working for 3M. In 2011, he was appointed to the CRRC Technical Committee as an alternate, and then was appointed as a voting member in 2014.
After 34 years at 3M, Dr. Klink retired from the corporation in mid-2019 and immediately became a CRRC General Interest Member to continue his active participation in the organization. In 2021, Dr. Klink was elected to the CRRC Board of Directors, and shortly after, he was appointed as the chair of the CRRC Education Committee. As the committee chair, Dr. Klink has gone above and beyond to serve the organization by actively participating in many committee projects and by supporting staff. Dr. Klink is also an authorized CRRC Educator and has collaborated with staff over the years on research projects, papers, and presentations.
Dr. Klink contributes to meeting discussions with insight, thoughtfulness, and care, and is well-liked and respected by other members. The CRRC is greatly appreciative of Dr. Klink’s many years of dedication and contributions to the organization.
As part of this distinguished award, the CRRC has made a donation in Dr. Klink’s name to the Science Museum of Minnesota. The Science Museum was founded in 1907 and is “dedicated to collaborating with our community to create a world where everyone has the power to use science to make lives better” (https://new.smm.org/).