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2010 Carnegie Science Awardees Announced
Date:1/28/2010

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Carnegie Science Center announced the winners of its 2010 Carnegie Science Awards, sponsored by Eaton Corporation.

Carnegie Science Center established the Carnegie Science Awards program in 1997 to recognize and promote outstanding science and technology achievements in western Pennsylvania. Celebrating its 14th year, the Carnegie Science Awards have honored the accomplishments of more than 250 individuals and organizations that have improved lives through their commitment and contributions in science and technology.

"This is Eaton's thirteenth year as a sponsor and we are proud to be associated with a program that recognizes corporations and individuals devoted to science and technology," said Jerry Whitaker, president of the Americas for Eaton Corporation's Electrical Sector.  "These regional assets have an impact that expands far beyond their local footprint into the global marketplace."

The Carnegie Science Awards program helps fund Science Center exhibits and educational programs that reach thousands of young people to broaden their perspective about careers in the fields of science and technology," said Ron Baillie, Henry Buhl, Jr. Co-Director of Carnegie Science Center. "And through our Science Connections mentoring program, many of the awards recipients engage young people in the real-world practice of the sciences."

"Each year the Carnegie Science Awards shines the spotlight on extraordinary researchers, entrepreneurs, and educators working in science and technology fields," said Ann Metzger, Henry Buhl, Jr. Co-Director of Carnegie Science Center. "Our region generates amazing talent and cutting-edge technology and advances in science-related industries. The Awards program recognizes the best and the brightest the region has to offer." 

Awardees will be honored during a formal celebration at Carnegie Music Hall on May 7, 2010. Keynote speaker for the ceremony is Chris Carmichael, founder and CEO of Carmichael Training Systems, Inc. (CTS) and personal coach to cancer survivor and seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong.

2010 Carnegie Science Award recipients include:

Chairman's Award

Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD

Advanced Manufacturing Award

C. Edward Eckert, PhD

Apogee Technology, Inc.

Advanced Materials Award

Di Gao, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Analysis & Reporting Award

Luis Fabregas

Andrew Conte

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Catalyst Award

Allegheny County Health Department

Corporate Innovation Award

McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Elementary Educator Award

Beth Cooper

Butler Area School District

Middle Level Educator Award

Arlynn Adamerovich

Ligonier Valley Middle School

High School Educator Award

Jeanne Campbell Suehr

Yough School District

School District Award

Franklin Regional School District

University / Post-Secondary Educator Award

Alison Slinskey Legg, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

*Special Achievement in Environmental Education Award*

Laura Branby

Wendy Kedzierski

Jim Palmer

Creek Connections, Allegheny College

University/Post-Secondary Student Award

Bryan Brown

University of Pittsburgh

Emerging Female Scientist Award

Charleen T. Chu, MD, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Start-Up Entrepreneur Award

Razi Imam

Landslide Technologies, Inc.

Entrepreneur Award

Lalit Chordia, PhD

Thar Technologies, Inc.

Environmental Award

Devra Davis, PhD

Environmental Health Trust

Information Technology Award

Luis Von Ahn, PhD

Carnegie Mellon University

Life Sciences Award

Andrew Schwartz, PhD

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

2010 Carnegie Science Award Honorable Mentions include:

Analysis & Reporting Award

Jeff Fraser

Pittsburgh Quarterly

Catalyst Award

Terrence Collins, PhD

Institute for Green Chemistry

Corporate Innovation Award

Plextronics, Inc.

Elementary Educator Award

Daniel Arnold

George C. Marshall Elementary School

High School Educator Award

Evelyn Breitigan

Avella Area Junior/Senior High School

High School Educator Award

Jade Leung

Shaler Area High School

University / Post Secondary Educator Award

Thad Zaleskiewicz, PhD

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Start-Up Entrepreneur Award

Patrick Daly

Cohera Medical, Inc.

Emerging Female Scientist Award

Kacey Marra, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Emerging Female Scientist Award

Alison Barth, PhD

Carnegie Mellon University

Environmental Award

Gregory Lowry, PhD

Carnegie Mellon University

*New Award for 2010*

About Carnegie Science Center

Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center's goal is to increase science literacy in the region to motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh's premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes, and off-site education programs. For more information, visit www.carnegiesciencecenter.org.

About Eaton Corporation

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

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