Hall of Fame Awards
The Da Vinci Science Center has bestowed its Hall of Fame Awards annually since 1999 to educators, high school students, professionals, companies, and community leaders who bring science to life and bring lives to science throughout eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey.
Da Vinci Science Center Hall of Fame Awards for educators and high school students are given at the discretion of the Center’s Hall of Fame selection committees. Da Vinci Science Center Hall of Fame Awards for companies, professionals, and community leaders are given at the discretion of the Executive Committee of the Center’s Board of Trustees. The Da Vinci Science Center presents its Hall of Fame Awards traditionally at its annual gala.
2015 Community Award Winners
Mayor Ed Pawlowski, City of Allentown, Pa., and Lisa Pawlowski
ATAS International, Inc.
St. Luke’s University Health Network
All Da Vinci Science Center Hall of Fame Award winners study, work, or live in the Da Vinci Science Center’s primary service area in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
• List of Award Winners 1999-2014
Spirit of Verrocchio Mentorship Award
The Spirit of Verrocchio Mentorship Award recognizes community leaders for their passionate mentorship of the Da Vinci Science Center and its mission. The award is named after a 15th century mentor to Leonardo da Vinci.
Student Excellence Award
The Student Excellence Award honors high school students who not only excel in science academically, but seek to expand their knowledge and leadership skills outside of the classroom. The Spirit of Leonardo Award recognizes a high school student who exemplifies the special harmony between art and science in a manner that is consistent with the inspiring life of Leonardo da Vinci. The Student Excellence Award was known as the Apprentice Award from 1999-2012.
Educator Excellence Award
The Educator Excellence Award recognizes excellence and innovation in the teaching of science, the fostering of deep and meaningful student learning, and generation of exceptional student achievement. The Excellence in Technology Award recognizes an educator or team of educators that inspire enthusiasm through use of popular and emerging technologies. The Professional Development Award recognizes educators for their work as participants in the Da Vinci Science Center’s professional development programs. The Educator Excellence Award was known from 1999-2012 as the Grand Master Award.
Grand Maestro Corporate Award
The Grand Maestro Corporate Award honors a Da Vinci Science Center partner in recognition of its substantial contributions to the scientific community and the Center. This award also was given from 2003-2005 to nonprofit organizations and community leaders.
Special Topic Awards
The Da Vinci Science Center has presented Hall of Fame Awards in recognition for specific attributes and achievements.
• Excellence in Sustainability Award (2015)
• Excellence in Innovation Award (2014)
• Young Scientist Award (2011-Present)
• Spirit of Leonardo Award for Professionals in Science, Technology, Industry, and Medicine (1999-2006)
• Spirit of Discovery Awards for Professional Achievement (1999-2000)
Contact @DSC: Rebecca Panfile, 484.664.1002, Ext. 125
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