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Rory Cooper won a Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

Rory Cooper touches his device

Rory Cooper, distinguished professor in Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, was presented with a Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.

The award is the highest honor presented to people who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. With fewer than five awarded nationally each year, Cooper is the only person from Western Pennsylvania to receive the award in the past 15 years.

Cooper is the founding director of Pitt’s Human Engineering Research Laboratories, and the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award is the newest in a long line of achievements for the researcher. Pitt’s assistant vice chancellor for research for STEM-health sciences collaborations has also earned the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal and was a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame Class of 2023.