Identified as the Carnegie Science Awards highest honor, the Chairman'’'s Award is presented to an organization or an individual who has made outstanding contributions in science, either through exemplary work in a singular field, or transcendent leadership, commitment, or achievement.
The Chairman’s Award is the highest honor conferred at Carnegie Science Awards and will recognize Chevron Appalachia, LLC for its unparalleled impact in transforming the Pittsburgh region through its commitment to STEM education.
Chevron’s support for STEM education includes contributions to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s Explore Making project, Project Lead the Way’s K-12 STEM education programs and teacher professional development efforts, and digital fabrication laboratories, known as Fab Labs, among other programs. In 2014, the company made a $20 million commitment to establish the Appalachia Partnership Initiative, a collaboration among businesses, civic leaders, and non-profit foundations supporting education and workforce development in the tri-state region of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Since its establishment, the Initiative has generated an additional $8 million dollars in contributions from corporations and private foundations, in addition to the initial commitment by Chevron.
Chevron provided major support for the development of Carnegie Science Center’s Chevron Center for STEM Education and Career Development, launched in 2011, which was honored with the 2012 Leading Edge Award for Business Practice from the international Association of Science and Technology Centers. Chevron supported an onsite and mobile Fab Lab at the Science Center – which reaches thousands of kids each year – as well as a Fab Lab at Intermediate Unit 1 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. These Fab Labs are digital fabrication spaces used to teach the engineering design process to young people.
Award presented by Eaton