• Act 48 Offerings - Middle School Teachers
  • Act 48 Offerings - Middle School Teachers
  • Carnegie Science Center will close on Dec. 5 at 5 pm

STEM Program 2015-2016

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. 25, 2015 at Carnegie Science Center, 10 am – noon, 2 hours
Competition: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Carnegie Music Hall, 8 am – 4 pm, 8 hours
Contact: Lisa Kosick or 412‑237‑1534

Visit Future City 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. 14, Oct. 19, & Oct. 26, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, 1.5 hours

Event: Friday, April 1, 2016 at Carnegie Science Center, 10 am – 11:30 am, 1.5 hours
Contact: Lisa Kosick 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 3-4, 2015 and March 1-2, 2016 at Carnegie Science Center, 3 hours
Contact: Geri Baker or 412‑237‑1552

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

9/20/2015 to 10/4/2015

From Vision To Video:
SMASH JAM Digital Video Workshop

Looking for a classroom project to engage students in a creative way that links the arts and the sciences? Interested in using new media to tap students' verbal, artistic, and science skills? At the SMASH JAM Digital Video Workshop, you'll learn how to lead students through a process of conceptualizing, storyboarding, filming, and editing a video about a scientific concept. Join Carnegie Science Center and team up with other enthusiastic educators to explore the intersections between science and literacy. 6 hours.

Event Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015 10 am – 4 pm – CANCELLED

Contact: Susan Reinhold, Children's Programs Registrar or 412.237.1637