Pitt Chancellor-Elect Gallagher Recognized For Science and Technology Leadership

Issue Date: 
June 2, 2014

PatrickFrom left, Madiha Kotb, ASME president; Pitt Chancellor-Elect Patrick Gallagher; and J. Robert Sims Jr., incoming ASME president D. Gallagher received two recent awards, each recognizing his accomplishments as director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Washington, D.C. Gallagher will leave that position to become Pitt’s chancellor on Aug. 1.

During the spring 2014 Engineering Public Policy Symposium in the nation’s capital, Gallagher accepted an award presented by Pat Natale, a trustee of the United Engineering Foundation. The honor, bestowed by the symposium’s cosponsors, recognized Gallagher’s leadership in promoting industrial innovation and competitiveness and advancing policies to promote U.S. leadership in science, standards, and technology. The annual symposium brings together leaders from 43 national engineering societies, representing more than two million engineers. ASME, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, served as the chair and lead organizer of the April 29 symposium.

In addition, on April 30 during a Department of Commerce meeting, Gallagher was presented with the ASME President’s Award by the society’s president, Madiha Kotb.

Established in 1998, the award is given to individuals and companies who have demonstrated significant contributions to the engineering profession.