Linda Seefeldt, leads the STEM Catalyst Awards. Instrumental in creating the Awards to honor the best catalysts in advancing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medical Research) in America, Linda hosts the inaugural ceremony on February 9, 2013 for ARCS Foundation.
Linda Seefeldt Hosts STEM Catalyst Awards
Goals of STEM Catalyst Awards
- To recognize the most significant impact and results of STEM initiatives in America
- To encourage STEM-focused partnerships between and among public & private entitites
- To engage multi-disciplinary collaborations in STEM for maximum impact
STEM Economic Driver Award 2013
STEM Economic Driver Award - An individual, company or organization whose STEM initiatives and partnerships substantially improved jobs, regional growth and economic development.
STEM Innovation & Research Award 2013
To Robert H. Byrne, Ph.D.
, Distinguished Research Professor, University of South Florida, College of Marine Science; Sponsored by SRI International; presented by Larry Langebrake
, Director SRI St. Petersburg.
STEM Innovation and Research Award - An individual, company or organization whose new discoveries of value creation in STEM have propelled our region forward.
STEM Visionary Catalyst Award 2013
Peter R. Betzer, Ph.D. is honored with the STEM Visionary Catalyst Award and special presentations by Mya Breitbart, Ph.D., USF Assistant Professor, ARCS Scholar and Founding Member; Robert Byrne, Ph.D., USF Distinguished Research Professor; Harry Glenn presenting the Congressional Proclamation from Congressman Bill Young; Melissa Seixas, Community Relations Manager who presented this award from sponsor Progress Energy; Marcia Bjornerud, Professor of Geology at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI; Curtis Carlson, Ph.D., President & CEO of SRI International; and Peter Betzer (left to right).
STEM Visionary Catalyst Award - A person whose vision and effectiveness in initiating productive STEM partnerships substantially strengthens our region.
STEM Collaborative Partnerships Award 2013
Sponsored by Draper Laboratory; presented by Dr. Shankar Sundaram, Draper Bioengineering Center at USF, Tampa and Dr. John Burns, Draper Director, Multichip Module Facility, St. Petersburg.
STEM Collaborative Partnerships Award Recipients led by William Hogarth, Ph.D. at the STEM Catalyst Awards on February 9, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Left to right) Back row: Ethan Goddard, USF; David Hastings, Ph.D. Eckerd College; David Naar, Ph.D., USF; David Hollander, Ph.D., USF; Ernst Peebles, Ph.D., USF; John Paul, Ph.D., USF; and USF System Senior Vice President Karen Holbrook; Front row: USFSP Interim Chancellor/FIO Director Bill Hogarth, Ph.D.; USF Provost Ralph Wilcox; Robert Walker, FIO; Vickie Chachere, USF; Steve Murawski, Ph.D., NOAA; Chuanmin Hu, Ph.D., USF; and Kendra Daly, Ph.D., USF.Not present: United States Coast Guard, USF President Judy Genshaft, Kara Radabaugh, Gil McRae, Robert Weisberg, Ph.D., Brendon Baumeister, David Coy, Thomas Lee, George Guthro, William Slee, Andrew Remsen, Ph.D.
The collaborative partnerships in STEM enables FIO to bring together the experts in the biological, chemical and physical oceanography disciplines to react immediately to the BP oil spill disaster by monitoring the potential movement of the oil through the loop current and other transport currents, determining where the oil was in the water column, collect biological data on toxicity of the oil and dispersants to the benthic and other food chain organisms in order to elevate the public’s concerns about the impact of the oil on the recreational and commercial industries and to the Florida economy including tourisim. List of First Responders being honored.
STEM Collaborative Partnerships Award - A diverse, multi-disciplinary group – individuals and/or organizations – who partnered in a STEM initiative, with a major positive impact on our communities.
“We are celebrating the brilliant STEM initiatives by people and organizations here in Florida who are positively impacting lives in America and the world.” stated Linda Seefeldt, President of ARCS Foundation in Florida. “We are pleased to host the STEM Catalyst Awards along with our major sponsors; Ameriprise Financial, Progress Energy, Draper Laboratory, SRI International, and St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, along with numerous partners and friends of ARCS Foundation.”
The STEM Catalyst Awards purpose are to reinforce the results and impact of STEM initiatives in our communities, to encourage STEM focus partnerships between and among public & private entities, to recognize multidisciplinary partnerships and collaborations that focus on the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, math and medicine) and to expand awareness and engage people in ARCS Foundation that provides scholar awards to college scientists.
ARCS Foundation is the first and original grantor of STEM Awards since 1958, having given over $83 Million in 14,000 annual awards to over 8,300 American science and technology scholars. 100% of all contributions to ARCS Scholar Awards go directly to the scholars. ARCS Foundation members are all volunteers who contribute their time and money to cover operations. The investment we make in our brilliant ARCS Scholars today will advance science in America. These Scholars are our Nation’s next innovators, economic drivers, collaborators, and visionaries.
We invite those individuals and organizations that are interested in advancing science in America to join us next year for the STEM Catalyst Awards 2014 and to watch for details to register online at www.arcsfoundation.org/tampa_bay.
“Please join us here as we invest in more ARCS Scholars in Florida who will lead the STEM impact on our global communities: www.arcsfoundation.org/tampa_bay” stated Linda Seefeldt.
About ARCS Foundation
ARCS Foundation advances science and technology in the United States by providing financial awards to academically outstanding U.S. citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering and medical research. In over 50 years of its existence, the National ARCS Foundation, Inc. has provided $83 million in over 14,000 Scholar Awards.
ARCS Foundation in Florida is committed to enriching the quality of life in Florida by attracting outstanding scholars who are completing graduate degrees in Cancer Biology Ph.D. Program at Moffitt in the College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Marine Science, at University of South Florida.
Recognized as a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation, the corporation is registered as ARCS Foundation – Tampa Bay. Registration CH31924. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.
100% Donor Contributions go to ARCS Scholars.
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