CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER CALLS FOR AWARDS NOMINATIONS 2016

NOMINATE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BY NOV. 30

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 18, 2016 — Carnegie Science Center is now accepting nominations for the 21st annual Carnegie Science Awards, which will be conferred on May 12, 2017, at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. Nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Every year, Carnegie Science Awards honor a select number of deserving organizations and individuals across the region – researchers, entrepreneurs, educators, and innovators. Their stories showcase Pittsburgh’s excellence in science and technology achievements.

For two decades, the Science Center’s award ceremony has celebrated the accomplishments of more than 500 individuals and organizations for the region’s most prestigious science awards.

Awards categories include: Leadership in STEM Education, Elementary through University Educators, Corporate Innovation, Entrepreneur, Start-Up Entrepreneur, Environmental, Emerging Female Scientist, Information Technology, Innovation in Energy, Life Sciences, Science Communicator, and Advanced Manufacturing and Materials.

Carnegie Science Awards are presented by Eaton, a power management company, and the event chairman is Ruppert Russoniello, president of Eaton’s Circuit Protection Division. Chevron serves as the event’s prime sponsor. Award sponsors include Allegheny Health Network, Braskem, Duquesne Light, FedEx Ground, Kennametal Inc., NOVA Chemicals, and the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Nominating a worthy candidate is as simple as completing a brief online form, available at CarnegieScienceCenter.org/ScienceAwards.

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 and 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.

About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. In 2015, the museums reached more than 1.4 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.