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| Sunday, March 31, 2002, 12:00 p.m.

Jay Apt

  • Age: 52

  • Residence: Shadyside

  • Occupation: Professor in Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Engineering and Public Policy

  • Education: Bachelor's degree and doctorate in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Background: Apt worked in the space program for 21 years, including 15 years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He logged more than 30 days in space and is also a managing director and chief technology officer of iNetworks LLC, a venture capital firm specializing in technology company start-ups.

  • Noteworthy: Apt has been honored with the prestigious Metcalf Award for Lifetime Achievement, the highest award presented by the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania. Apt was given the award for his work in space system design and operations and robotic technology, among other things.

  • Quote: "I was thrilled and delighted to have been selected for this year's recipient. The ESWP has really honored all those in this region who are extending the understanding of engineering in many sectors."

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