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Carnegie Science Center Calls for Nominations for Annual Awards Celebration



PITTSBURGH — Carnegie Science Center is still accepting nominations for the 2011 Carnegie Science Awards, which recognizes outstanding individuals and companies for their innovations in science and technology.

Carnegie Science Awards was established in 1997 to recognize and promote outstanding science and technology achievements in western Pennsylvania. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the annual awards program has celebrated the combined accomplishments of more than 250 individuals and organizations.

Award recipients for 2010 included the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Franklin Regional School District, and individuals from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Butler Area School District, and other regional companies and organizations.

Award categories include Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Materials, Corporate Innovation, Educators, Entrepreneur, Environmental, Emerging Female Scientist, and more.

A complete list of award categories and nomination forms are available online. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, Nov. 5.

The Carnegie Science Awards program will be held Friday, May 6, 2011, at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. It is presented in partnership with Eaton Corporation, with Jerry R. Whitaker serving as event chairman. Kennametal Inc. is the Associate Sponsor. Presenting sponsors include Ansaldo STS USA; Bayer Corporation; Bombardier; CONSOL Energy Inc.; FedEx Ground; New Perspective; NOVA Chemicals; Pittsburgh Business Times; Pittsburgh Technology Council; Reed Smith LLP; Westinghouse Electric Company; and WTAE-TV, Channel 4.

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
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums dedicated to exploration through art and science: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. In 2009, the museums reached more than 1.2 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.


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