RE2 Robotics Founder, Jorgen Pedersen, Named Carnegie Science Start-up Entrepreneur Award Winner for 2016

Pedersen was selected from a field of highly qualified candidates by a committee of his peers in the Pittsburgh science and technology community.

PITTSBURGH, PA - March 16, 2016 - RE2 Robotics announced today that President, CEO, and Founder, Jorgen Pedersen, was selected as the 2016 recipient of the Carnegie Science Award in the Start-up Entrepreneur award category. Pedersen was selected from a field of highly qualified candidates by a committee of his peers in the Pittsburgh science and technology community.

"I am honored and humbled that my peers in Pittsburgh's vibrant high-tech community selected me as the Start-up Entrepreneur of the year," stated Jorgen Pedersen, president and CEO for RE2. "Growing a start-up from a one-person consulting firm to a 35-person robotics engineering company takes more than just a hard-working founder. It takes a talented and dedicated team of women and men who tackle extremely challenging engineering problems every day and take pride in their accomplishments. I would like to share this award with the RE2 team."
Jorgen holds a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a M.S. degree in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. He started his robotics career at Carnegie Mellon's National Robotics Engineering Center. He is active in the robotics community both locally and nationally. He holds several leadership positions to help shape the future of robotics including the Chairman of the National Defense Industry Association's Robotics Division.
Carnegie Science Center established the Carnegie Science Awards program in 1997 to recognize and promote outstanding science and technology achievements in western Pennsylvania. Now celebrating its 20th year, the Carnegie Science Awards have honored more than 500 individuals and organizations whose contributions to the fields of science, technology, and education have impacted our region's industrial, academic, and environmental vitality. The Carnegie Science Awards will be held Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Carnegie Music Hall.


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About RE2 Robotics
RE2 Robotics is developing the next generation of robotic manipulator arms that enable your robot to better interact with the world - whether on the ground, in the air, or underwater. For more information, please visit www.resquared.com or call 412.681.6382.

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