If you are interested in sponsoring the 2021 WPA Science Bowl, please contact Mario Rybacki at (412)-386-4669 or at Education.Outreach@NETL.DOE.GOV
Gold and Silver Sponsors
AST (Allegheny Science & Technology) is a technology and energy solutions firm with expertise in applied science and technology, mission assurance and support, and data and decision analytics. AST integrates science and technology to deliver personalized service and trusted solutions for government and commercial clients. AST focuses on applying its core capabilities to overcome challenges in the critical areas of energy, environment, intelligence and defense. Our partners can trust us to consistently prove our value through efficient delivery of effective solutions and full commitment to their mission.
Headquartered in McLean, Va., Attain is a leading management, technology, and strategy consulting firm comprised of innovative problem solvers who disrupt the status quo to change the world and improve the lives of those they serve. From strategy and digital transformation—including user-centric design, agile development, DevOps, and continuous deployment—to cyber security, cloud services, business intelligence and analytics, infrastructure management, as well as industry-specific operational expertise, Attain brings proven performance and forward thinking to advance our clients’ missions across the government, education, healthcare, and nonprofit landscapes.
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 makes the world better by commercializing technology, giving back to our communities, and supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
BCS is a small business that is focused on helping government clients achieve their missions by supporting their programs, activities and initiatives. We have a 30+ year track record with the U.S. Department of Energy providing professional support services in the areas of business management, communications, engineering, analysis and project monitoring organization performance, including more than 17 years of supporting the National Energy Technology Laboratory.
BCS has always been an energy-focused firm. Our work spans fossil energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy infrastructure security, which gives us a deep understanding of the energy industry as a whole and energy sector stakeholders.
We also have developed extensive capabilities in the day-to-day operations of federal clients — providing expertise in areas such as communications and outreach, business operations, and programmatic and financial management. As demonstrated by exceptional CPARS, we pride ourselves on being a company that builds strong, longlasting and trusted relationships with our clients.
We use our decades of experience to understand and anticipate client needs; develop tailored, effective solutions to meet those needs; and leverage resources and expertise from across our organization to implement them. One key to our success is exceptional staffing. We take great care in hiring the right individuals for the job and providing them an environment where they can learn and grow professionally.
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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.
Deloitte’s Government and Public Services practice — our people, ideas, technology and outcomes — are all designed for impact. Our team of over 12,000 professionals across the country bring fresh perspective to help you anticipate disruption, reimagine the possible, and fulfill your mission promise. Whether you are at the crossroads of AI and workforce transformation, cyber and IT modernization, or digital and citizen experience — we bring actionable insights to drive bold and lasting results. Our shared purpose and passion help you make an impact and improve the lives of citizens.
Learn more at www.deloitte.com/us/government
EQT Corporation is a natural gas production company with emphasis in the Appalachian Basin and operations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. With 130 years of experience and a long-standing history of good corporate citizenship, EQT is the largest producer of natural gas in the United States. As a leader in the use of advanced horizontal drilling technology, EQT is committed to minimizing the impact of drilling-related activities and reducing its overall environmental footprint. Through safe and responsible operations, EQT is helping to meet our nation’s demand for cleanburning energy, while continuing to provide a rewarding workplace and support for activities that enrich the communities where its employees live and work.
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 Western Pennsylvania Science Bowl (WPA) comes from the FirstEnergy Foundation, which is funded solely by FirstEnergy Corp. Follow FirstEnergy online at www.firstenergycorp.com
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.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil and health markets. The company’s 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the 2018 fiscal year. For more information, visit www.leidos.com
MarkWest, a wholly owned subsidiary of MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX), 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.
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.
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.
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.
The WE2 Support Services 8a JV LLC (WE2), an 8(a) joint venture between Waséyabek Federal Service and E2 Consulting Engineers Inc., offers government and private-sector clients a full spectrum of professional services in all areas of base operations/infrastructure operations and maintenance, facility operations and construction management. Our team is structured with the personnel and experience to execute all or any portion of work in scope activities in this area. We have the demonstrated past performance across the DOE complex.
WE2 is uniquely positioned to offer our clients a low-risk, competent and efficient partner that can reliably perform critical support functions. The WE2 management team brings years of DOE Base Operations and Maintenance experience with a strong history of safe, collaborative and productive leadership. WE2 ensures that the services delivered by our team are fully integrated and seamless to our customers,providing a management structure with boundaries that are transparent and all small business requirements are met or exceeded.
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.
Complete List of All Sponsors
Allegheny Science & Technology (AST)
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
Idea Foundry Inc.
Jendoco Construction Corporation
KeyLogic Systems LLC
Penn State University
Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP)
Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP)
University of Pittsburgh
WE2 Support Services 8a JV, LLC
West Virginia University