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Pittsburgh Technology Council Member News Roundup 5/1/17

Pittsburgh Technology Council Member News Roundup 5/1/17

Article Published: May 1, 2017

Resilient Cognitive Solutions Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary by Matching Donations to Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs

Veteran-owned, Pittsburgh-based Resilient Cognitive Solutions (RCS) is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Pittsburgh native and owner, William Elm is marking the occasion by matching his employees’ donations to Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. RCS works with defense, private and commercial industries by developing uniquely effective decision support systems for business and operational decisions by clearing away unnecessary complexity.

“Over the last 10 years RCS has been delivering exciting, cutting edge decision-making support and we are proud of doing work that matters”, says founder of the South Side located company, and retired Army Ranger William Elm. ”We do meaningful work that makes an impact and want to match that trend in the way we give back to the community.”


Covestro LLC Awarded for Excellent Product Safety and Stewardship Efforts for Second Year in a Row 

For the second straight year, Covestro LLC, a leading producer of high-performance polymers in North America, has received a Product Safety Award from the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The award was presented at ACC’s annual Responsible Care® Conference & Expo, held this week in Miami.

Covestro was one of only two companies to receive a Product Safety Award, which recognizes member organizations that have excelled at driving continuous improvement in their product safety and stewardship programs.

“This award is a testament to Covestro’s commitment to product safety, stewardship and sustainability. These key principles are integrated throughout our business from the ground up and I congratulate all employees who made this possible,” said Jerry MacCleary, president of Covestro LLC.

This year’s award submission showcased Covestro’s participation in a field trial with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to pilot a new credit in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4, the latest version of the LEED rating system.


Eaton Becomes Industrial Affiliate Member at Carnegie Mellon University CyLab to Advance Cybersecurity Technology Research and Development

Power management company Eaton today announced it has become an Industrial Affiliate Member of the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) CyLab Security and Privacy Institute. The CMU CyLab was founded in 2003 and is one of the largest university-based cybersecurity research and education centers in the United States. Through the affiliation, Eaton’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will be provided access to CMU’s research reports, resources and planning sessions targeting the ever-changing challenges of cybersecurity. 

“As our power management solutions become more intelligent and connected, we are focused on designing products that are not only safe, reliable and efficient but also extremely secure,” said Max Wandera, director of Eaton’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. "The direct access to CMU’s globally recognized research teams and methodologies positions Eaton to remain at the forefront of solving the most complex cybersecurity issues in the industry.”

Eaton’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is a global team established in 2016 providing leadership and oversight of the strategic planning, execution and assessment of power management products and solutions to ensure they are adequately developed to protect customers against current and future threats. In collaboration with the CMU CyLab, Eaton’s cybersecurity experts will continue identifying, evaluating and reporting on cybersecurity risks in order to continually meet compliance and regulatory requirements, and develop anticipatory responses to minimize cybersecurity risk. 


CCA Team Shines at Real World Design Challenge in Washington, D.C.

A team of high school students from Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA) took second place in a national STEM competition, the Real World Design Challenge (RWDC), which requires students to solve engineering problems. The competition was held April 22 at the National 4-H Conference Center. 

For the past seven years, CCA has won the Pennsylvania RWDC competition. A public cyber charter school, CCA has participated in the RWDC since it started nine years ago. CCA has advanced to the national competition seven times, and it has received second-place national honors three times.

“I am proud of the students,” said Ann Camp, CCA chemistry teacher and team adviser. “I know how much thought, work and dedication they put into their project. When the final standings were announced, the students were jubilant. They were all smiles.”

The annual RWDC competition provides high school students the opportunity to work on real-world engineering challenges in a team environment. The teams must address a challenge that confronts the United States’ leading industries while using engineering software to develop their solutions.

This year’s competition focused on the agricultural industry and the need to design an unmanned aircraft system that could be used as a multipurpose tool for a farmer. To develop its design, the CCA team reached out to Pennsylvania mushroom grower Giorgio Foods to ask questions and obtain information for its model.


Bradley Brown Wins Two Web Design Awards

Bradley Brown Design Group has been selected as a two-time winner in the Graphic Design USA 2017 American Web Design Awards. The winning pieces were C2 Paint – C2 Color Video and our very own Bradley Brown Design Group company website. Both can be viewed on our website at bradleybrowndesign.com.

For more than five decades, Graphic Design USA has sponsored design competitions that spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals. The American Web Design Awards has expanded into a highly-anticipated annual showcase of the power of deign to enhance online communications, with a growing emphasis on web design, interactive design and UX design. Entries rose to 1,400 – a record – with a highly selective 15 percent recognized as a winner.

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