Science in the City Awardees

Lifetime Achievement Awardees


Lifetime Achievement Award: Edmundo Garcia-Solis is a Professor of Physics and Department Chair of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering Studies at Chicago State University. 




Lifetime Achievement Award: Angela Olinto, University of Chicago, Dean, Physical Sciences Division, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, accepting on behalf of Wendy Freedman, University of Chicago, John and Marion Sullivan University Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics and the College, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics; presented by Bob Arthur, Magellan Corp.


Lifetime Achievement Award: Ann Lurie, President, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Foundation


Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Polsky, CEO of Invenergy


Advancing the Public Understanding of Science & Technology Award: Gary Brinson, Chairman of the Brinson Foundation


Advancing the Public Understanding of Science & Technology Award: Janice L. Feinberg, PharmD, JD., President and CEO of The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation. Award accepted by Joeseph Feinberg on behalf of Janice Feinberg.


Advancing the Public Understanding of Science & Technology Award: Eric Isaacs, Ph.D., Former Executive Vice President for Research, Innovation and National Laboratories of University of Chicago


Advancing the Public Understanding of Science & Technology Award: Paul H. Knappenberger Jr., Ph.D., Former President of Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

Accomplished Young Professional Awardees


Covid Response Awardee: Dr. Jonathan Ozik is a computational scientist at Argonne National Laboratory; Senior Scientist in the Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering at the University of Chicago, with a Public Health Sciences affiliation; and Senior Institute Fellow in the Northwestern Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering.




Accomplished Young Professional: Kimberly Moore, Founder KDM Engineering; presented by Gerald Blazey, Northern Illinois University, Vice President for Research and Innovation Partnerships, Distinguished Research Professor 


Accomplished Young Professional: Emile Cambry, Jr., Founder BLUE1647


Accomplished Young Professional: Jessica Malkin, CEO of Chicago Ideas


Accomplished Young Professional Award: Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz, Astronomer at the Adler Planetarium