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Get Involved

2022 Geek Out Gala featuring Carnegie Science Award winners

Opportunities to Get Involved

Host Committee

Our Host Committee is instrumental in the success of the annual Carnegie Science Awards Celebration in October by acting as our advocates within the community. When you make a commitment to join the Geek Out Gala Host Committee, you signal to your friends and network the importance of science innovation within our region. Host Committee tickets available soon!

2022 Event Co-chairs: Chip Dougherty and Chris Martin

2022 Host Committee Members:

  • Chip and Kathy Dougherty
  • Chris and Susan Martin
  • Jim and Carol Altman
  • David and Evelyn Bem
  • Ray and Joneen Betler
  • Adam and Jill Brufsky
  • Parker and Kayse Burke
  • Diana Bucco and Mark Chutko
  • Katy and David Caliguiri
  • Nolan and Lisa Cheung
  • Matthew and Joanna Creegan
  • Myah and Jaime Irick
  • Tris and Farnam Jahanian
  • Herman Maestas
  • Ann Metzger
  • Doc and Linda Mueller
  • Daniel A. Onorato
  • Dorothy Pollon
  • Bonnie and Tom VanKirk

Sponsorship Opportunities

Supporting the 2022 Geek Out Gala featuring the Carnegie Science Awards as a sponsor not only helps recognize the champions of science and technology in our region, it also sustains the ongoing work of Carnegie Science Center to inspire youths to pursue careers in these fields. You can find a detailed description of the sponsorship opportunities by clicking here. opens in a new window

If you are interested in sponsorship, please email

Contribute to the Silent Auction

One of the most popular activities at the Carnegie Science Awards Celebration is the silent auction. Each year, the silent auction showcases exclusive and unique items and experiences donated by businesses in the region. More than 500 guests are welcomed to the event, including local scientists, technologists, entrepreneurs, communicators, education leaders, other business professionals, and community leaders.

Proceeds from the silent auction help raise critical funds for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs at Carnegie Science Center that identify, nurture, encourage, and serve more than 90,000 students each year.

If you or your organization are interested in contributing to the silent auction, please contact

Stay in touch

Sign up for email updates  about the Carnegie Science Awards program, including nominations deadlines and the Awards Celebration in September, follow Carnegie Science Center on social media, and join the conversation using #CarnegieScienceAwards.