Kindling the Kindlers
Carnegie Science Award Recognizes PSC STEM Education Programs
March 30, 2016
PSC has received the 2016 Carnegie Science Center Award for Leadership in STEM Education. The award recognized three PSC staff members: Pallavi Ishwad, Hugh Nicholas and Alexander Ropelewski.
The Science Center established its annual awards in 1997 to recognize individuals and organizations in western Pennsylvania that have made outstanding contributions in science and technology. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Award "recognizes an individual, team or organization that demonstrates leadership in building literacy in science, technology, engineering and math."
"We're thrilled to see Hugh, Alex and Pallavi's work recognized by the STEM Leadership award," says Cheryl Begandy, PSC's director of education, outreach and training. "Their work does more than educate students in bioinformatics; by increasing awareness of this discipline, it helps prepare young people—and our workforce—for the 21st Century."
PSC's Bioinformatics Education Team has developed and implemented bioinformatics curriculums at the graduate, undergraduate and high school levels.