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
Amentum is a premier global commercial and government partner whose experience, passion and purpose drive mission success. We operate, serve, maintain, protect and support the most discerning and critical programs in Nuclear and Environment, Mission Support and Sustainment, Threat Mitigation, Mission Assurance, and Strategic Capabilities Engineering in Critical Infrastructures, Facilities, and Ranges here and abroad. Amentum’s culture of safety, operational excellence and ethics was formed throughout our 100-year heritage and sharpened by our unrelenting dedication to the customer’s mission.
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.
Big Ideas that shape your world start here.
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.
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
Founded in 2008, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) works with exploration and production, midstream, and supply chain partners in the Appalachian Basin and across the country to address issues regarding the production of clean, job-creating, American natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays.
We provide in-depth information to policymakers, regulators, media, and other public stakeholders on the positive impacts responsible natural gas production is having on families, businesses, and communities across the region.
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 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional organization whose mission is to collect, disseminate and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence. Our vision is to advance the oil and gas community’s ability to meet the world’s energy demands in a safe, environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.
SPE provides a worldwide forum for oil and natural gas exploration and production professionals to exchange technical knowledge and best practices. SPE manages online resources OnePetro and PetroWiki in addition to publishing magazines, peer- reviewed journals and books. SPE also hosts more than 100 events each year across the globe and provides technical presentations, networking opportunities and in- person training.
With offices in Dallas, Houston, Calgary, London, Dubai, Moscow and Kuala Lumpur, SPE supports a professional membership of more than 164,000 engineers, scientists, managers and educators in addition to roughly 73,000 student members.
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.
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.
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
60 Minute Missions – Escape Room
American Eagle Outfitters
AST (Allegheny Science & Technology)
Burgh Bits & Bites Food Tour
Cambria Hotel – Racetrack Road
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Dave & Busters
Doubletree by Hilton Monroeville
Doubletree by Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown
Escape Room South LLC
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh
Hyatt Place South Meadows Racetrack and Casino
JENDOCO Construction Corporation
Marcellus Shale Coalition
Omni William Penn Hotel
PA Coal Alliance
Penn State University
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
PSC (The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center)
SACP (Society for Analytical Chemistry of Pittsburgh)
Senator John Heinz History Center
Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel
SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers – Pittsburgh Section)
SSP (Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh)
The Westin Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh
USSE2 O&M Services, LLC
West Virginia University
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center