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January 31, 2013

February 24, 2012

2013 Carnegie Science Awards winners to be recognized

First Published January 31, 2013 10:27 AM EST

More than 30 people will be honored with the 2013 Carnegie Science Awards, a
16-year program that promotes outstanding science and technology achievements
in the region.


"The Carnegie Science Awards spotlight some of the most innovative minds today," Ron Baillie, Henry Buhl Jr., co-director of Carnegie Science Center, said in a statement today. "These individuals are making a global impact starting with our own region."

Those receiving the awards, sponsored by the power management company Eaton, will be honored during a celebration at Carnegie Music Hall on May 3. Three student winners, who will be selected at the Science Center's 74th annual Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair, also will be recognized.


Here are the winners:


Advanced Manufacturing Award

David Burns, The ExOne Company


Advanced Materials Award

Edward Argetsinger, Jonathan Stinson, Paul Turner, Paul Jablonski, National Energy Technology Laboratory


Catalyst Award

Nancy Minshew, Center for Excellence in Autism Research - University of Pittsburgh


Corporate Innovation Award

Julianne Klara, National Energy Technology Laboratory - Regional University Alliance


Elementary Educator Award

Shannon Merenstein, Environmental Charter School


Middle Level Educator Award

Howard Johnson, Charleroi Area School District


High School Educator Award

Jackie Karenbauer, Jennifer DiPasquale, Mark Buccilli, North Hills School District


Leadership in STEM Education

James Manner, Fu-mei C. Lin, Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh


University/Post-Secondary Educator Award

Steven Little, University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering


University/Post-Secondary Student Award

Elaine F. Houston, University of Pittsburgh, Human Engineering Research Laboratories


Emerging Female Scientist Award

Tracy Cui, Ph.D, University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering


Start-Up Entrepreneur Award

Patrick Daly, Cohera Medical


Entrepreneur Award

Raul Valdes Perez, Jerome Pesenti, Vivisimo, an IBM company


Environmental Award

Robert Enick, University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering


Information Technology Award

Mark DeSantis, kWantera, Inc.


Life Sciences Award

David Vorp, University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering


Science Communicator

Peter Lucas, Joseph Ballay, Mickey McManus, MAYA Design, Inc.



2013 Carnegie Science Awards Honorable Mention


Elementary Educator

Danielle Kephart, Divine Redeemer School


University/Post-Secondary Educator

Thomas Eatmon, Allegheny College; Edward Schroth, Duquesne University, Center for Environmental Research and Education


Start-Up Entrepreneur

Mike Formica, Three Rivers 3d



Jesse Schell, Schell Games



Mont Handley, Pittmoss Development Company, LLC; Emily Elliot, University of Pittsburgh.



2013 Carnegie Science Awards winners to be recognized

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