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
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
Raul Valdes Perez, Jerome Pesenti, Vivisimo, an IBM company
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
Peter Lucas, Joseph Ballay, Mickey McManus, MAYA Design, Inc.
2013 Carnegie Science Awards Honorable Mention
Danielle Kephart, Divine Redeemer School
Thomas Eatmon, Allegheny College; Edward Schroth, Duquesne University, Center for Environmental Research and Education
Mike Formica, Three Rivers 3d
Jesse Schell, Schell Games
Mont Handley, Pittmoss Development Company, LLC; Emily Elliot, University of Pittsburgh.