2021 Sponsors

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Funds received July 1, 2020 – March 1, 2021

LRSEF thanks all sponsors and regrets any omission or errors; email info@lrsef.org with corrections. 

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Title Sponsor

$5,000 and above

Amazon Innovation Fund of the Kentucky State Science & Engineering Fair 

Irvin F. & Alice S. Etscorn Charitable Foundation 

$3,000 to $4,999

$1,000 to $2,999

$500 – $999

$499 and below

AECOM Corporation 
Air Quality Services LLC
Amazon SMILE 
Anytime Waste Systems 
ATC Group Services, LLC
BC Plumbing Company
Broadcom Foundation 
Carbide Industries, LLC
In memory of Dr. Thomas H. Crawford 
In memory of Dr. Nancy Keck
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 
Hexion Inc.
Highlands Environmental, LLC
Kentuckiana Chapter of Hazardous Materials Managers
Kentucky Gas Association 
Kroger Community Awards Program
Linebach Funkhouser, Inc.
Lubrizol Advanced Materials 
Republic Services
Sam Swope Family 
Shield Environmental Associates, Inc. 
Specialty Earth Sciences
Terracon Consultants, Inc. 
Terra Systems, Inc. 
The Kentucky Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association  
The SESCO Group 
Valicor Environmental Services
University of Louisville Physics Department
University of Michigan Alumni Club of Louisville 

Individual Donors & Board of Directors* (all amounts)

Anonymous Donors (4)
Johnny Alse 
Ninad Attarde 
Mariam Ballantine 
Judy Bidwell 
Lynette Breedlove
Greg Cambron*
Jennifer Cave*
Bagawathkumar Chellappan*
Keith Cole*
Tiffany Fabing 
Cynthia Fanning 
Ronda Fields*
Mark L. Garman*
Michelle Garman
Dr. Lawrence Gettleman*
Mrs. Lawrence Gettleman
Mary Zoe Gillespie 
Joel Gittelson*
Charlotte Gittelson
Elizabeth and Ray Glass
Corinne M. Greenberg CHMM*
Edie Greenberg
Leah Greenberg
Jason B. Greenberg, Ph.D. 
Paul Greenberg
Virginia Gregory 
Dara Griggs*
Timothy Logan Griggs 
Lu Ann Grimes 
Amy Hall* 
Dawn Hall-Bibb* 
Tom Herman 
Kathleen Hillenmeyer 
Ellen Hillenmeyer 
William Hinton  
Isreal Hodges Jr.*
Porsha Hodges
Phillip Imber 
Senthil Jaganathan 
Lisa Johanningsmeier 
Caleb Johnson 
Glenda Jones
Andrea Kellecy
Jeffery Kellow 
Megean Kincaid
Cheryl Kirby-Stokes
Jennifer Koenig
Mark Konty
Amy Lowen 
Kathryn Lowery 

Elona Mack 
Maureen Marra 
Elizabeth Mattei 
Eric Mattei 
Hope Mattei 
Michael Mattei
Nicholas Mattei 
Theresa H. Mattei*
Richard McKnight
George McNair*
Dorothy McNair
Laura Clay McNeill 
Keri Meador*
Sagar Mewada
Michael Moreland*
Chuck Muller
Kaya Muller*
Jennifer Mulvihill 
Jean Murphy-Jacob 
Ben Murr*
Jessica Murr
Chelsea Newhall
Bob Olsen*
Stefani Parravicini
Jeffrey Petruska*
Sara Petruska 
Rhonda Poston*
Beth Quinn 
Jayaram Ravishanker *
Jothi Ravishanker
Shravan Ravishanker 
Terry A. Roach*
Tracey Roach
Michael Scheser
Chris Scholtz
Deborah Fuller Shwab*
Jeba Singh
Andrew Spence*
Nicole Snapp-Holloway 
LS and Chandrika Srinivasan
I-Hsuan Strauss 
Celeste Sutter 
Patrick Tierney 
James Trouba
Aimee Turner 
Kimberlee Turner
Mike Turner
Catherine Werner* 
F. Joseph Whittaker*
Ben & Lesly Williams 
Stuart J. Williams*

Memorial & Honorary Gifts

Gifts as of February 6, 2021

In memory of Dr. Nancy Keck, LRSEF Board & Emeritus member, STEM leader, one of the founders of KYSEF and hosts of ISEF 1997/2002 friends and colleagues have sponsored the Junior & Senior Category Awards in BIOCHEMISTRY for LRSEF 2021. Donations from Keith Cole, Ashley Fields, Ronda K. Fields, Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Gettleman, Charlotte & Joel Gittelson, Bob Olsen and Kristin Fields Schoen.  

In memory of Dr. Nancy Keck, LRSEF Board & Emeritus member, STEM leader, one of the founders of KYSEF and hosts of ISEF 1997/2002 friends and colleagues have sponsored the Junior Award in SYSTEMS SOFTWARE.  Donations are from Theresa Mattei and Terry Roach.    

In memory of Dr. Thomas H. Crawford, former LRSEF Fair Director, Provost & Chemistry Professor at University of Louisville, LRSEF Board & Emeritus member; friends and colleagues have sponsored the Junior & Senior Category Awards in CHEMISTRY for LRSEF 2021. Donations from Keith Cole, Ashley Fields, Ronda K. Fields, Amy Lowen, Theresa Mattei, Kristin Fields Schoen and Debbie Shwab.   

In memory of Joseph Ziegler, engineer at GE Appliances, coworker of Joel and family friend.   Donation from Joel & Charlotte Gittelson. 

In honor of Dr. Robert Ackland & John Kurt Brueckner, the Junior Category Awards in BIOMEDICAL & HEALTH SCIENCES is sponsored by Dr. Jeffrey Petruska. 

Category Award Sponsors

Junior Sponsors ($150) – First Prize: $65, Second Prize: $50, Third Prize: $35

Behavioral and Social Sciences (BEHA) — Kiwanis Club of Louisville

Biochemistry (BCHM) — In Memory of Dr. Nancy Keck

Biomedical and Health Sciences (BMED) — In Honor of Dr. Robert Ackland & John Kurt Brueckner

Biomedical Engineering (ENBM) — Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Cellular and Molecular Biology (CELL) — The SESCO Group

Chemistry (CHEM) — In Memory of Dr. Thomas H. Crawford

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBIO) — Shield Environmental Associates

Earth Environmental Sciences (EAEV) — The Kentuckiana Chapter of Hazardous Materials Managers

Embedded Systems (EBED) — Air Quality Services, LLC

Engineering Mechanics (ENMC) — Specialty Earth Sciences

Environmental Engineering (ENEV) — AECOM

Materials Science (MATS) — Lubrizol Advanced Materials

Mathematics (MATH) — The Kentuckiana Chapter of Hazardous Materials Managers

Physics and Astronomy (PHYS) — Valicor Environmental Services

Plant Sciences (PLNT) — The Kentucky Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association

Robotics and Intelligent Machines (ROBO) — American Synthetic Rubber Co. (a Michelin company)

Systems Software (SOFT) — In Memory of Dr. Nancy Keck

Senior Sponsors ($200) – First Prize: $85, Second Prize: $65, Third Prize: $50

Animal Sciences (ANIM) — Highlands Environmental, LLC

Behavioral and Social Sciences (BEHA) — Kiwanis Club of Louisville

Biochemistry (BCHM) — In Memory of Dr. Nancy Keck

Biomedical and Health Sciences (BMED) — University of Michigan Alumni Club of Louisville, KY

Biomedical Engineering (ENBM) — Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Cellular and Molecular Biology (CELL) — Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Chemistry (CHEM) — In Memory of Dr. Thomas H. Crawford

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBIO) — The Kentucky Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association

Earth and Environmental Sciences (EAEV) — Linebach Funkhouser, Inc.

Engineering Mechanics (ENMC) — Republic Services

Environmental Engineering (ENEV) — Dow Chemical

Materials Science (MATS) — The ATC Group

Microbiology (MCRO) — Anytime Waste Systems

Physics and Astronomy (PHYS) — University of Louisville Physics Department

Plant Sciences (PLNT) — Terra Systems, Inc.

Robotics and Intelligent Machines (ROBO) — American Synthetic Rubber Co. (a Michelin company)

Systems Software (SOFT) — American Synthetic Rubber Co. (a Michelin company)

Translational Medical Science (TMED) — Carbide Industries LLC

Special Award Sponsors

Awards confirmed by February 6, 2021

School Awards for top three Junior & Senior Schools 
Sponsored by LRSEF – Trophies made by APAF 

Amazon Innovation Projects – KY Science & Engineering Fair 

American Chemical Society

American Society of Civil Engineers/ Kentucky Section

APAF– Asia Pacific American Forum of GE Appliances, a Haier Company

Best of Fair Awards -Junior & Senior, GE Appliances, a Haier Company 

BC Plumbing Company 

Churchill Downs, Inc. 

Gibson Family

Hexion, Inc. of Louisville

Jefferson County Conservation District

Kentucky Chapter of Air & Waste Management Association 

Kentucky Chapter of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers

Kentucky Gas Association

Kentucky Science Center

Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers 

Kentucky State Science & Engineering Fair 

Louisville Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience

Louisville Water Company

Nolan College Scholarship Award

Maryam’s Charity