Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy is a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and communities stronger.
Our workforce of more than 15,500 employees is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Our 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, based on serving 6 million customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. Our transmission subsidiaries operate approximately 25,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Our support for the Southwestern Pennsylvania Science Bowl (SWPA) comes from the FirstEnergy Foundation, which is funded solely by FirstEnergy Corp. Follow FirstEnergy online at www.firstenergycorp.com
Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries.
Battelle helps the energy industry gain insightful information about what’s beneath the surface for improvements to operations, safety and sustainability. That knowledge enhances productivity and mitigates risk. From the lab to the well, Battelle’s robust Subsurface Resource Management services can target investments, improve safety and protect the environment. Battelle brings together engineering and geoscience expertise to deliver sound, sustainable solutions to control costs and risks while optimizing assets.
Our Pipeline Integrity experts can help understand and quantify risks, estimate the economic useful life of pipeline infrastructure, and select mitigation options for asset protection. Battelle also is an expert in corrosion mitigation and prevention, with innovative new technologies like a corrosion detection capsule and our handheld rapid field test for microbial induced corrosion. Battelle’s services and technologies identify and mitigate corrosion issues, improve performance and streamline production.
Battelle brings together decades of energy experience with today’s most advanced analytical methods in Data Analytics to boost petroleum development, increase production and improve enhanced oil recovery. Battelle uses sophisticated modeling and statistical analyses to help our customers understand more about their production, operational efficiency and oilfield economics. We help our customers make more effective decisions for asset screening and management, equipment maintenance, resource allocation and process optimization, we pinpoint the factors separating good wells from poor performers, and we can help develop more cost-effective and productive well designs.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) has a rich history dating back to 1875, when it opened its doors as the Indiana Normal School. Ownership passed to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1920, and in 1927, the school became State Teachers College at Indiana. In 1959, the school became Indiana State college, and in 1965 the school obtained university status and became Indiana University of Pennsylvania. IUP is a public research university, and the flagship of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The school serves over 15000 undergraduate and graduate students, and is the only PASSHE school elevated to doctoral granting status by the Pennsylvania Act 188 of 1982. The school offers over 140 undergraduate degrees, and over 70 graduate degrees. Since 1959, IUP has won close to 60 Fulbright Exchange Awards, and has been praised by The Princeton Review, Forbes, and the U.S. News & World Report.
Our more than 85,000 people — designers, architects, builders, engineers, scientists and program managers — are trusted advisors to clients with projects in 152 countries, and we are called upon to solve today’s most complex challenges, all with an eye on what’s next.
We build iconic skyscrapers and deliver clean water to remote villages. We plan and deliver smart cities, and make others more resilient to change. We preserve habitats and restore damaged environments. We connect people, places and economies with roads, bridges, tunnels and transit systems. We provide services that promote security and peace of mind.
For six years, we have been ranked the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and AECOM has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company.
We are AECOM. We are built to deliver a better world. www.aecom.com
Air Products touches the lives of consumers around the globe in positive ways every day. With over 20,000 employees and operations in more than 50 countries, we serve customers across a wide range of industries from food and beverage, health and personal care to energy, transportation and semiconductors. We supply a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, equipment and services.
Founded in 1940, Air Products has built a reputation for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. Our aim is to develop lasting relationships with our customers and communities based on human qualities: understanding their needs, doing business with integrity and honesty, and demonstrating a passion for exceeding expectations.
KeyLogic Systems is a strategic management services company specializing in support to federal research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programs. We offer scientific and engineering expertise, program management and performance assurance solutions to 18 different federal agencies. Our technical and management expertise, combined with our business software solutions enable our customers to make better business decisions in pursuit of their mission. At the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), KeyLogic is the prime contractor for a team of world-class companies and universities focused on successful RD&D across the entire NETL portfolio of advanced energy technologies. We support the full lifecycle of RD&D, from the selection and award of projects through technology demonstrations leading to commercialization and wide-scale deployment. Each year we offer paid internships to college undergraduate and graduate students to work alongside our experienced staff. These rewarding opportunities provide real-world experience in support of the only national laboratory exclusively focused on the global energy challenge.
Visit our website at www.keylogic.com
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. is engaged in the gathering, processing, and transportation of natural gas; the transportation, fractionation, storage, and marketing of NGLs; and the gathering and transportation of crude oil. As a leading provider of midstream services in the natural gas industry, our business strategy is to deliver best-of-class service by developing high-quality, strategically located, diversified assets in the liquids-rich areas of the natural gas resource plays in the United States.
Penn State offers one of the widest varieties of science and engineering majors and minors found anywhere in the United States. This means that there are many opportunities to find a major to fit your interests.
The College of Earth Mineral Sciences houses top-flight programs in the three areas that will impact the future of the planet and its inhabitants: Natural Sciences: The earth itself--the power of the atmosphere and the living planet beneath; Social Science: Human interaction that influences all life on earth; Engineering: Cutting edge wisdom and skills to shape, conserve and utilize earth’s bounty for today and tomorrow.
The College of Engineering programs are some of the most comprehensive in the country, emphasizing technical expertise combined with leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. Our mission is to educate world-class engineers who have sought after technical and problem solving skills.
The Eberly College of Science is one of the most recognized and respected science colleges in the country, offering study in fourteen majors in the life, physical, mathematical, and interdisciplinary sciences.
Whether you know exactly which area of science or engineering you’d like to study or if you’re still deciding what your major will be, the opportunities for you are endless. From studying abroad, to internships, to doing ground-breaking research with our faculty, you will discover which area is right for you at Penn State.
The Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) was organized in 1942 by a group of chief chemists and research analysts in the Pittsburgh area to provide an interchange of ideas, develop solutions to problems in analytical chemistry, and to encourage sociability among practitioners of the same profession. The objectives of the SACP are to encourage the advancement of Analytical Chemistry and to facilitate and promote scientific contacts among analytical chemists. The SACP is dedicated to the education of its membership, the community and the future scientists in our schools. By educating the children and the community, a new generation is being prepared to meet the scientific challenges of the future as well as to ensure scientific literacy in those who choose non-scientific career paths. Continuing Education helps to keep the members current with new technologies, instrumentation and methods. The Society offers lectures, symposia, and workshops by renowned experts on topics at the cutting edge of Analytical Chemistry. It provides awards, scholarships, and grants to promote science education locally, nationally and internationally.
An internationally renowned public research university founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is a leading center of learning and research in the arts, sciences, humanities, professions, and health sciences. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, a by-invitation-only organization preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
EQT Corporation is an integrated energy company with emphasis on Appalachian area natural gas production, gathering, and transmission. With more than 125 years of experience, EQT continues to be a leader in the use of advanced horizontal drilling technology – designed to minimize the potential impact of drilling-related activities and reduce the overall environmental footprint. Through safe and responsible operations, the Company is committed to meeting the country’s growing demand for clean-burning energy, while continuing to provide a rewarding workplace and enrich the communities where its employees live and work. EQT also owns a 90% limited partner interest in EQT GP Holdings, LP. EQT GP Holdings, LP owns the general partner interest, all of the incentive distribution rights, and a portion of the limited partner interests in EQT Midstream Partners, LP.
Visit EQT Corporation at www.EQT.com
WVU delivers high-quality education, excels in discovery and innovation, models a culture of diversity and inclusion, promotes health and vitality, and builds pathways for the exchange of knowledge and opportunity between the state, the nation, and the world.
The WVU campus’ mix of historic and modern facilities includes 430 buildings on 1,456 acres. Eleven main campus buildings are located on the National Register of Historic Places, and WVU operates eight experimental farms and four forests throughout the state, in addition to WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp and Lifelong Learning Center near Weston.
WVU’s 15 colleges and schools offer 197 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs in agriculture, natural resources and design; arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; dentistry; education and human services; engineering and mineral resources; journalism; law; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences; and public health.
The WVU Honors College encourages a style of learning and living that is tailored to the highly motivated, excelling student’s special requirements. Hundreds of distance education classes are available via the Web and other technologies.
The research enterprise of West Virginia University is diverse, richly talented, progressive, and focused on the goal of making people’s lives better in the highest tradition of an American land-grant institution of higher education. Ever since it was founded, WVU has been committed to that goal, from biomedical research to energy research and a hundred areas in between.
Five areas of WVU’s research strength that are being focused on are: addressing health disparities in Appalachia, improving STEM education and scientific literacy, utilizing shale gas responsibly, promoting stewardship of water resources, and achieving international leadership in radio astronomy.
WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships—24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 36 Goldwater Scholars, 2 British Marshall Scholars, 2 Morris K. Udall Scholars, 5 USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 9 Boren Scholars, 7 Gilman Scholars, 36 Fulbright Scholars, and 11 Critical Language Scholars.
Fall 2013 main campus enrollment is 29,466 (statewide 32,348)—22,757 undergraduates, 5,077 graduate students, and 1,632 professional students. WVU students come from every West Virginia county, all 50 US states, and 113 nations around the world.
USSE2 O&M Services is an 8(a), minority, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) classified Joint Venture of US&S, Inc. and E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. under the Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Mentor Protégé Program. USSE2 O&M Services has become successful at delivering safe, efficient, low cost and reliable services to our customers. We specialize in infrastructure and facilities management including maintenance, work planning & control, utilities operations, engineering, grounds maintenance, janitorial, warehouse operations, mail operations, fleet maintenance, and government property administration. We currently provide these services at the NETL DoE sites in Albany, Oregon, Morgantown, West Virginia; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, health and engineering. The Company's 21,000 employees support vital missions for our government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes and defend our Nation's digital and physical infrastructure from 'new world' threats. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $5.77 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2014 after giving effect to the spin-off of the company's technical services and information technology business. For more information, visit www.leidos.com
Deloitte's Federal Practice has over 7,350 dedicated professionals who work with government agencies to deliver award-winning solutions to complex business challenges. By drawing on industry-leading practices across government and business, Deloitte applies a mix of private-sector perspective and public-sector experience to help federal agencies in their efforts to address today's biggest challenges while building a stronger foundation for tomorrow.
Learn more at www.deloitte.com/federal
The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to educating members of the scientific community, students, and teachers about spectroscopy and science. It promotes knowledge of spectroscopy, the dissemination of such knowledge and cooperation among scientists in the field of spectroscopy. It achieves these goals by hosting workshops and monthly technical meeting; participating in science festivals; financially supporting scientifically-related community activities and affiliated societies; and by creating endowments and awarding grants and scholarships. It also presents and sponsors awards recognizing outstanding achievement in scientific research related to spectroscopy and scientific education in general.
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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a global research university with more than 13,000 students, and 100,000 alumni in nearly 130 countries, more than 1400 faculty members.
CMU has been a birthplace of innovation since its founding in 1900.
Today, we are a global leader bringing groundbreaking ideas to market and creating successful startup businesses. Our students are recruited by some of the world’s most innovative companies.
Our award-winning faculty members are renowned for working closely with students to solve real-world scientific, technological and societal challenges. We put a strong emphasis on creating things-from art to robots.
Here are some fact about CMU...
- For 2015-2016, the Times Higher Education of London ranked CMU No. 22 in the world, and No. 16 among U.S. universities.
- In 2014, US News & World Report ranked CMU’s School of Computer Science No. 1 in the world.
- CMU is one of only 25 universities in the world, 11 in the U.S., invited to join the World Economic Forum’s Global University Leaders Forum. Business members of the Forum include the world’s top 1,000 companies, who drive the economy forward, and who collaborate on shaping global, regional and industry agendas.
- Also a leader in the arts, CMU was named as the first, exclusive Higher Education Partner of the Tony Awards®.
- CMU attracts major companies to partner with our students and faculty, including: Google, Intel, Disney and more.
- CMU has helped to greenlight more than 1,000 companies, creating jobs across the U.S. and internationally, with the highest concentrations in Pittsburgh, Silicon Valley and India. In 2014, CMU launched more than 36 startup companies.
- CMU is a world leader in robotics. Software that guides NASA’s Mars rovers and provides crash avoidance systems in GM’s Cadillac began at CMU.
The university is also proud to note that the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NATL) was first launched on the site of its Pittsburgh campus.