2024 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.

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 with a 35-year track record supporting the U.S. Department of Energy to accomplish its important mission. BCS provides professional support services in the areas of business management, communications, engineering, analysis, and project monitoring organization performance, BCS has over 20 years’ experience supporting the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and is the managing member of the KBC Energy Solutions joint venture which holds the NETL Mission Execution contract. BCS has always been an energy-focused firm with work spanning fossil energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy infrastructure security. This gives us a deep understanding of the energy sector and its stakeholders.  We have developed extensive capabilities in the day-to-day operations of federal clients. As demonstrated by exceptional CPARS, we pride ourselves on being a company that builds strong, long-lasting, 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. 


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.


At Duquesne University, it’s always time for bigger goals in STEM!

We invite you to help us meet the nation’s growing demand for engineers in our recently expanded engineering programs.

You can choose from bachelor’s degree offerings in general engineering, environmental and energy engineering, systems engineering and mechanical engineering. All of our programs build on Duquesne’s established strengths in physics and engineering-related disciplines, including our ABET-accredited biomedical engineering degree.

Here, you will earn a well-rounded engineering degree encompassing mathematics, science, engineering, systems, ethical decision-making—and so much more than you can imagine—to build a better western Pennsylvania and world.

You will have the benefit of all the resources of a nationally ranked research institution and the focused class sizes that mean you will work regularly alongside Duquesne’s engineering faculty. You will gain hands-on research and other learning opportunities that broaden your horizons and prepare you to tackle real-world challenges.

“The school provided many opportunities to conduct research. Working with my professors and fellow students in our labs not only better prepared me for my academic career, but for my long-term future as well,” said Tori Kocsis, Biomedical Engineering student.

You’ll also receive personalized guidance from faculty who have experience mentoring and guiding research, as well as support from Student Success Coaches who will assist you in discovering the engineering path that best suits your goals.

It’s time for bigger goals. Visit us at duq.edu/engineering.

Follow Duquesne’s School of Science and Engineering on Instagram and Twitter/X @duqscieng.

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation’s top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 8,000 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University’s academic programs, community service and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.

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.

KBC Energy Solutions LLC (KBC) is a small business joint venture between BCS, LLC and KeyLogic—two companies with a long history of delivering solution-oriented technical and management services to public- and private-sector clients in the energy space.

KBC combines the capabilities of a large firm with the agility of a small business. Each firm has over 30 years of proven experience managing federal contracts, understands the contracting process, and knows how to support evolving client needs. We bring a flexible, solution-oriented approach to tasking, staffing, and managing projects that focuses on helping federal clients achieve their goals effectively. The companies behind KBC have an outstanding portfolio of experience providing mission support services, science and technology, business management, and communications solutions to federal clients, with a particular focus on energy. This portfolio includes support to the U.S. Department of Energy since 1991 and to the National Energy Technology Laboratory since 2003. We understand energy supply, delivery, and end-use technologies for fossil and renewable energy production, carbon management, distributed generation, pipeline infrastructure and power grid management, and end-use. We understand the complex and integrated nature of our energy system and the interdependencies between energy and virtually every other sector of the economy.  KBC is the prime contractor on the Mission Execution site support services contract at the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory.

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 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended 2022.


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 24-26 at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. Please stay tuned for details available this summer.


As a leading strategic partner to governments across the globe, Maximus helps improve the delivery of public services amid complex technology, health, economic, environmental, and social challenges. With a deep understanding of program service delivery, acute insights that achieve operational excellence, and an extensive awareness of the needs of the people being served, our employees advance the critical missions of our partners. Maximus delivers innovative business process management, impactful consulting services, and technology solutions that provide improved outcomes for the public and higher levels of productivity and efficiency of government-sponsored programs.


Unleash your potential at Penn State, a vibrant hub where the spectrum of science and engineering majors and minors is as vast as the stars! Here, your curiosity is not just welcomed—it’s celebrated with a multitude of disciplines that are as unique as you are. Dive into a world where every corner of inquiry is an open door, where your personal interests align with unparalleled academic opportunities. Discover your passion in a place where the diversity of programs rivals the breadth of your ambitions. Dream big, because at Penn State, your perfect major isn’t just available—it’s waiting for you to make your mark!

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’s portfolio of majors, minors, and certificates cover a multitude of disciplines from traditional to multidisciplinary, preparing students to become technically skilled engineers who thrive in diverse team environments and have the capabilities to work across cultures to confront society’s greatest challenges.

The Eberly College of Science is one of the most recognized and respected science colleges in the country, offering study in sixteen 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.

Embark on an exhilarating educational adventure at Penn State, where your academic path is not just a choice—it’s a journey of discovery! Whether your passion for science and engineering is laser-focused or waiting to be uncovered, a universe of possibilities beckons. Picture yourself delving into vibrant cultures and knowledge across the globe through our study abroad programs, gaining professional prowess in internships that catapult your resume to the top, or pioneering alongside our esteemed faculty in research that redefines boundaries. At Penn State, every experience is a stepping stone to finding your perfect niche in the vast world of science and engineering. The future is not just bright; it’s amazing, and it’s yours to claim!


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
Duquesne University,  School of Science and Engineering
Jendoco Construction Corporation
KBC Energy Solutions, LLC
KeyLogic Systems
Marcellus Shale Coalition
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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