Duquesne Light to Sponsor 24th Annual Carnegie Science Awards

On Thursday, Sept. 17, Duquesne Light Company (DLC) will proudly sponsor the Carnegie Science Center’s 24th annual Carnegie Science Awards, a celebration of innovators whose outstanding science and technology achievements have made an impact in western Pennsylvania. This year’s virtual event and fundraiser is free to attend and will feature electrifying science demonstrations; inspiring stories of local science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) trailblazers; and a live question-and-answer session with awardees.

This year, DLC will present the award in the Innovation in Energy category to the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Laser and Optical Processes team. NETL researchers are using lasers to make more efficient sensors for the harsh environments of power generation systems. Their work will help increase power production efficiencies, lower costs for power producers and consumers, reduce power outages and lower carbon dioxide emissions.

Funds raised at Thursday’s event will support the development and implementation of STEM education programming, which will help close the gap caused by school closures and remote learning.

While the event is free, advanced registration is required to attend. Register here.

A Longstanding Partnership

DLC has supported the Carnegie Science Center since it opened in 1991. Over the years, our employees have continued to lend their expertise and skills to the organization in various ways, including helping to foster and encourage the next generation of STEM professionals. We also are the title sponsor of the Carnegie Science Center’s Duquesne Light Center for STEM Education and Career Development

To learn more about the Carnegie Science Center, visit their website.

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About Duquesne Light Company

For more than 100 years, Duquesne Light Company has provided safe and reliable electric service to communities in southwestern Pennsylvania. Today, our core values of safety, integrity, dependability, equity and community enable us to serve more than 600,000 customers in two counties, including the city of Pittsburgh. We are committed to safely powering our customers’ lives while playing a leading role in our region’s clean energy transition. Our vision is to create a larger-than-light, clean energy future for all by delivering exceptional results today and boldly harnessing opportunities for tomorrow. In doing so, we can ensure a cleaner, healthier and more equitable community for generations to come.


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