2022 Carnegie Science Award Winners
Established in 1997, Carnegie Science Awards have honored the accomplishments of more than 600 scientists, technologists, educators, business leaders, and organizations who are making a difference in Pittsburgh and beyond.
Winners are chosen by a committee of peers — both past awardees and industry leaders — who selected the most deserving innovators whose contributions have led to significant economic or societal benefit in western Pennsylvania.
Congratulations to our 2022 Carnegie Science Award recipients!
John Thornton, Astrobotic Technology, Inc.
Best Interdisciplinary Approach to STEM Education
Champion for STEM Equity & Inclusion
Arvind Seshan, Droids Robotics
Champion for Sustainability
Mary Ellen Ramage, Borough of Etna
Dr. Susan Catalano, PhD, CODA Biotherapeutics
Exemplary Educational/Corporate Collaboration
MECCO and Robert Morris University
Dr. Eric Lagesse, PharmD, PhD, Pittsburgh Liver Research Center
Most Inspiring Educator
Denny Quinn, Chartiers Valley School District
Junior Division Student
Tai Luangkesorn, Marshall Middle School
Intermediate Division Student
Vanessa Ibrahim, Mary Queen of Apostles School
Senior Division Student
Adhitya Thirumala, Fox Chapel Area High School
- Best Interdisciplinary Approach to STEM Education –
- Dr. Kari Kokka, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
- Most Inspiring Educator Award
- Brandon Grainger, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
- Diane Turnshek, Carnegie Mellon University