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STEM Program 2014-2015

Act 48 Offerings

Middle School Teachers

Future City Competition

A national competition that is fulfilling as it is fun for students. The National Engineers Week Future City Competition is a program developed for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students to help them discover and foster interests in math, science and engineering. It's a program that's both challenging and stimulating for everyone involved. Act 48 will be provided to teachers that attend the orientation and competition.

Orientation: Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at Carnegie Science Center, 10 am – noon, 2 hours
Competition: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Carnegie Music Hall, 8 am – 4 pm, 8 hours
Contact: Lisa Kosick, kosickl@carnegiesciencecenter.org or 412-237-1534

Visit http://futurecity.org/pennsylvania-pittsburgh for more information.

Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair (PRSEF)

A competition of research projects in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. Students in grades 6-12 take on the challenge of designing, implementing and communicating an original experiment. Act 48 credit will be provided to teachers that attend workshops in the Fall or during PRSEF.

Fall Workshops: Oct. 6, Oct. 7, Oct. 14 & Oct. 21, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, 1.5 hours

Event: Friday, March 28, 2014 at Carnegie Science Center, 10 am – 11:30 am, 1.5 hours
Contact: Lisa Kosick, kosickl@carnegiesciencecenter.org or 412-237-1534

Visit PRSEF for more information.

SciTech Days

SciTech events feature the growth areas of Pittsburgh: Biotechnology, IT, Robotics, Advanced Materials Processes, Environmental Technology, and Nanotechnology – and connect visitors with leading scientists and technologists in a fun, dynamic atmosphere. Choose a hands-on workshop, a large scale program and visit the interactive corporate and higher ed exhibits throughout the building. Act 48 will be provided to middle school teachers by attending SciTech Days, having students collect passport stamps at workshops and exhibits, and returning completed passport tear sheets.

Event dates: November 4-5, 2014 and March 3-4, 2015 at Carnegie Science Center, 3 hours
Contact: Geri Baker, bakerg@carnegiesciencecenter.org or 412-237-1552

Visit SciTech Days Passport for program description and Act 48 application.



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