WT Faculty and Student Earn 2021 Carnegie Science Awards

WT Faculty and Student Earn 2021 Carnegie Science Awards

Not one, not two, but three members of the WT Community earned 2021 Carnegie Science Awards.

WT Science Department Chair Graig Marx and Middle School Math and Computer Science Teacher Dave Piemme were named the 2021 recipients of the Champion for STEM Equity award for their program Design to Make a Difference, a design and engineering program that combines Maker Education with altruism in a product-based learning format. The program helps fellow Pittsburgh-area middle and high school teachers improve their own Maker Education practice through an array of free resources.

Ninth-grade student Mason Roberts earned the Intermediate Division Student Carnegie Science award for a research project completed last year as a student at The Campus Laboratory School of Carlow University – "How do variations in a police lineup affect eyewitness identification accuracy?" – and presented during the Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair held in March of 2021.

The Carnegie Science Awards honor scientists, technologists, educators, and business leaders who make a difference in Pittsburgh (and beyond). Winners are chosen by a committee of peers — both past awardees and industry leaders — who select the most deserving scientists, educators, business leaders, and innovators whose contributions have led to significant economic or societal benefit in western Pennsylvania.

Marx and Piemme are included among honorees in eight categories, and Mason was one of just three students that will be recognized at this year's awards, which marks the event's 25th anniversary. All will be honored at the awards celebration on Friday, November 5, 2021.

Congratulations, Graig, Dave, and Mason!