2021 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 2021 Carnegie Science Award recipients!
Paul Duprex, PhD, and the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research
Presented by Eaton
Most Inspiring Educator
Anna Blake, Elizabeth Forward School and Melissa Unger, South Fayette School District
Presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Best Interdisciplinary Approach to STEM Education
Jessica Hammer, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
Presented by FedEx
Exemplary Educational/Corporate Collaboration
Kennametal & Binky Sargent
Presented by Duquesne Light Co.
Champion for Sustainability
Richard V. Piacentini and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Presented by Eaton
Champion for STEM Equity
David Piemme and Graig Marx, Design to Make a Difference
Presented by PPG
Samarjit Das, PhD, Bosch Research + Technology Center
Presented by Braskem USA
Presented by Kennametal Inc.
Junior Division Student
Nolan Althof, Greensburg Central Catholic
Presented by ALCOSAN
Intermediate Division Student
Mason Roberts, Winchester Thurston School
Presented by NOVA Chemicals
Senior Division Student
Walter Vinoski, Duquesne University
Presented by Carnegie Mellon University
- Champion for STEM Equity – Matt’s Maker Space and New Castle Area School District
- Innovation – McGowan Institute
- Champion for Sustainability – Mary Ellen Ramage, CONNECT
- Corporate Leadership – David Holmberg, Highmark/Allegheny Health Network