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Carnegie Science Awards 2020  A Celebration of Innovation

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Celebrate our region’s innovators during the 24th Annual
Carnegie Science Awards

Thursday, September 17
6:30 pm
Free live virtual celebration

Enjoy electrifying science demonstrations, inspiring stories of local STEM trailblazers who are doing world-changing work, and the most fun and enriching virtual event of 2020 — all while supporting the Science Center's STEM education initiatives!

This virtual event is free to attend, but advance registration is required. 

You’re invited! Register today!

Please RSVP by Sept. 10

2020 Carnegie Science Award Winners

Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Award
Dr. Carmel Majidi, Carnegie Mellon University

Corporate Innovation Award
Stephen Muck and Jeremy Searock, Advanced Construction Robotics

Entrepreneur Award

Bossa Nova Robotics

Entrepreneur Award

Environmental Award
Dr. Ryan Sullivan, Carnegie Mellon University

Information Technology Award

Innovation in Energy Award
Laser and Optical Processes Team, National Energy Technology Laboratory

Life Sciences Award
Dr. Fabrisia Ambrosio, University of Pittsburgh

Science Communicator Award
Oliver Morrison, PublicSource, and Kristina Marusic, Environmental Health News

Elementary Educator Award
Karen Klicker, Northgate School District

Middle Level Educator Award
Zee Ann Poerio, St. Louise de Marillac School

High School Educator Award
Tamar McPherson, Plum Borough School District

Postsecondary Educator Award
Dr. Bryan Brown, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University
of Pittsburgh

Leadership in STEM Education Award
Dr. Andre Samuel

Leadership in Career and Technical Education Award
Angela Mike, Pittsburgh
Public Schools

University Student Award
Alexis Nolfi, University
of Pittsburgh

Junior Division
Student Award
Maya Gelman, Community Day School

Intermediate Division Student Award
Aurea Hickenboth, Saint John Paul II Homeschool Co-op

Senior Division
Student Award
Emily Jeong, Pittsburgh Allderdice High School

Presented by:

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Award Sponsors:

Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Duquesne Light Company
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Kennametal Inc.
NOVA Chemicals
Pittsburgh Business Times
Pittsburgh Technology Council
WTAE, Channel 4

Corporate Sponsors:

University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering
UPMC Health Plan

Host Committee:

Chip and Kathy Dougherty,
Ruppert Russoniello, Co-Chair
Jack and Donna Abriola
James and Carol Altman
David and Evelyn Bem
Ray and Joneen Betler
Suzy and Jim Broadhurst
Howard and Marilyn Bruschi
Diana Bucco and Mark Chutko
Terrance J. Collins
Rory Cooper
Matthew Creegan and Joanna Lewis-Creegan
William Federspiel
Dan and Carol Kamin

Ann and Leon Metzger
Daniel A. Onorato
Dorothy and Neal Pollon and Family
Tom and Bonnie VanKirk
Chuck and Janet Vukotich
Jay and Natalie Wilkinson


Jason C. Brown, MBA, PMP®
Henry Buhl, Jr., Director

Kim Amey, Deputy Director

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