“By engaging kids in what they consider play, you’re actually giving them the building blocks to understand STEM education later in life.”
Carnegie Science Center is well known for being an amazing place to visit, but its potential to shape the future of the city and the region through its delivery of STEM education programming is what truly sets it apart. It’s a dynamic role MAYOR BILL PEDUTO understands well.
“STEM education is providing the basics for our workforce of tomorrow. It is the opportunity to give young people a chance to apply their skills and sometimes their passions to a career. And many times, they don’t realize that those skills could be marketable unless they’ve been given the opportunity to learn and are taught at an early age.
“By engaging kids in what they consider play, you’re actually giving them the building blocks to understand STEM education later in life. The Science Center does that in a way that combines passion and fun with education.
“Our entire economic viability is contingent over the next 10-15 years on creating a new workforce. Part of that will be bringing people in who don’t live here presently; part of it will be by building up the population that’s here. With both, we need an educated workforce. Having a STEM approach—through Carnegie Science Center, through our schools, and our institutions of higher learning—will provide us with a future that could be brighter than our past.”