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Three high school students, five educators, and the Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation were honored Saturday evening during the 2012 Da Vinci Science Center Hall of Fame Gala, presented by Air Products.
Held at Lees Hall on the campus of Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pa., the gala featured the Da Vinci Science Center’s annual presentation of its Hall of Fame Awards. The gala’s dinner was sponsored by LSI, and its Honoree Reception was sponsored by Bill and Phyllis Grube. Gala proceeds benefited the Da Vinci Science Center and its programs.
The Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation received the Da Vinci Science Center’s Spirit of Verrocchio Award for Outstanding Mentorship. The award is named after a 15th century mentor of a young Leonardo da Vinci. The foundation was formed in 1986 by Dexter F. Baker, former Chairman and CEO of Air Products, Trexlertown, Pa., and his wife, Dorothy. Under their leadership, the foundation has underwritten artistic and educational initiatives in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, and Florida – including extensive support of the Da Vinci Science Center’s capital campaign, student programs, and exhibit floor.
Three students received the Center’s Apprentice Award for Outstanding Science Scholarship:
Five educators of grades K-12 received the Grand Master Award for Outstanding Science Teaching:
The gala also featured a the Da Vinci Science Center’s annual presentation of its Hall of Fame Awards and a Keynote Presentation by Jeff Lieberman, host of the former Discovery Channel series “Time Warp.”