2023 Sponsors


Gold & Silver Sponsors

Solving what’s next.
We are a leader in global engineering, project management, and solutions integration, trusted to modernize the most critical missions anywhere in the world today and in the future. We’ re uniquely positioned to deliver solutions faster and solve what’s coming next. We’ve earned our customers’ confidence to rely on us to successfully manage and execute the most complex programs of scale and provide them with solutions they need for an unpredictable world.

At Amentum, we excel at…
Delivering global critical missions, engineering, science, technology, and national security solutions. Using technology to address the biggest problems and find solutions faster. Providing global engineering, project management, and solutions integration. Using data and analytics to modernize infrastructure, platforms, and systems for what’s next.

We help customers achieve predictable, successful outcomes through our solutions and modernization efforts. We’re excited and committed to solve their problems and achieve mission success.

AST is a woman-owned technology and energy solutions firm with expertise in applied science & technology, mission assurance, and data & decision analytics. Through our team of consultants, AST delivers solutions that drive innovation and #empower government and commercial clients. 

Our partners can trust us to consistently prove our value through efficient delivery of effective solutions and full-commitment to their missions. Our ability to deliver drives from our family-oriented culture, continual development and inspiration of our team members and giving back to our communities.


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.


Founded in 1900 as technical institute for the sons and daughters of steelworkers, today Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a global research university with more than 14,000 students, more than 1300 faculty members and over 100,000 alumni in nearly 140 countries.

As a leader in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics, energy innovation, advanced manufacturing and the arts Carnegie Mellon is helping invent the future.  Carnegie Mellon has been home to 20 Nobel Laureates and alumni and faculty have won 11 Academy Awards, at least 142 Emmy Awards and 52 Tony Awards.  

Carnegie Mellon students, alumni and faculty have launched over 1,000 companies in industries ranging from robotics and autonomous vehicles to energy, health care, education and agriculture.  The university also provides educational opportunities for students and teachers throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania.  CMU offers over 80 programs to support K-12 education.  Over 10,000 Pittsburgh area students participate educational and fun activities at Carnegie Mellon each year. 

Carnegie Mellon is proud of its longstanding partnership with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) that was first launched on the site of our Pittsburgh campus.  Today, the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation leads energy research at Carnegie Mellon. Faculty and students at the Scott Institute seek to address the world’s most pressing energy challenges by enabling collaborative research, strategic partnerships, policy outreach, entrepreneurship, and education.

The Institute supports impactful work that strives to optimize resources and reduce environmental consequences associated with energy production and use. Research at the Scott Institute recognizes that energy and social equity issues are deeply interconnected and the Institute seeks to encourage the development of breakthrough technologies that will accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon energy future benefiting all communities.


EQT Corporation is a leading independent natural gas production company with operations focused in the cores of the Marcellus and Utica Shales in the Appalachian Basin. EQT is dedicated to responsibly developing its world-class asset base and being the operator of choice for its stakeholders. By leveraging a culture that prioritizes operational efficiency, technology and sustainability, EQT seeks to continuously improve the way the Company produces environmentally responsible, reliable and low-cost energy. EQT has a longstanding commitment to the safety of its employees, contractors, and communities, and to the reduction of its overall environmental footprint. EQT’s values are evident in the way it operates and in how the Company interacts each day – trust, teamwork, heart, and evolution are at the center of all EQT does.

KeyLogic Systems provides strategic management services and data-intensive solutions that help our clients achieve their goals.  We offer scientific and engineering expertise, program management and performance assurance solutions to federal agencies and the private sector. Our solutions and technical expertise allow us to deliver insight at the nexus of Innovation, Economics, and the Environment. 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.


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 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended 2021.


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 effects responsible natural gas production is having on families, businesses, and communities across the region.

The MSC is also the proud host of the annual Shale Insight® University Research Showcase featuring university students and their groundbreaking studies, projects and research while networking with the nation’s foremost leaders on shale development. The University Research Showcase will be held during the Conference, September 26-28 at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. Please stay tuned for details available this summer.


For more than 40 years, Maximus has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide communities with critical health and human service programs. We leverage our extensive experience to develop high-quality services and solutions that are cost effective and tailored to each communities’ unique needs.

We offer governments the ability to implement programs rapidly with scalable operations and automated systems. From Medicaid and Medicare to welfare-to-work and program modernization, our comprehensive solutions help governments run effectively and efficiently to achieve their goals.  For more information, please visit https://maximus.com/

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 offers a diverse array of degree programs in the natural sciences, social sciences, and engineering that prepare students for careers in energy, environment, natural resources, sustainability, and materials. Our faculty members engage students in cutting-edge research in climate change, natural hazards, energy for the future, advanced materials for society, and the human dimensions of environmental and social change.

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, data and interdisciplinary sciences and training in both basic and applied research and innovation for careers in science and science-related fields.

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.


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 & 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 135 colleges and schools offer 355 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.  Whether advancing biomedical research, stewarding WV’s abundant natural resources, or using WV-based facilities to understand the origins of the Universe.  Our appetite for discovery is insatiable!

WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships— 25 Rhodes Scholars, 25 Truman Scholars, 47 Goldwater Scholars, 88 Gilman Scholars, 70 Fulbright Scholars, 28 Boren Scholars, 36 Critical Language Scholars, 4 George C. Marshall (British) Scholars, 6 Morris K. Udall Scholars, 5 USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 3 Department of Homeland Security Scholars, 1 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar, 27 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, 1 Schwarzman Scholar.

Fall 2022 main campus enrollment is 24,471 (statewide 27,367). Students at the Morgantown campus come from every West Virginia county, all 50 states and 115 nations around the world.


Complete List of All Sponsors

Allegheny Science & Technology (AST)
Carnegie Mellon University
Deltha Corporation
Idea Foundry, Inc.
Jendoco Construction Corporation
KeyLogic Systems
Marcellus Shale
Maximus Attain
Pennsylvania State University
Range Resources
Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP)
Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP)
WE2 Support Services 8(a) JV, LLC
West Virginia University

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