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SciTech Days

Large Program
Buhl Planetarium
2nd Floor

March 6-9, 2018
Carnegie Science Center

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NEW! Urban Design: The Power of Public Space (Advanced)

Explore the power of public space with Nina Chase, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), who is the new Senior Project Manager at Riverlife. Nina advocates for public space and placemaking initiatives as foundational building blocks for cities.

Formally trained as a landscape architect, Nina's recent work includes the urban design and landscape architecture guidelines for Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., the concept design for the Strip District Riverfront Park in Pittsburgh, PA, and the design and construction of the award winning temporary pop-up, The Lawn on D in Boston.

A native of West Virginia, Nina graduated from Harvard's Graduate School of Design and West Virginia University. Nina has been an Adjunct Instructor at Northeastern University and the Boston Architectural College where her teaching focused on the intersection of landscape architecture and urban design. She has lectured at MIT and Rhode Island School of Design and has served as a design critic at Harvard's Graduate School of Design. For the past three years, Nina served as the Chair of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects Emerging Professionals Committee. Nina was recently named "Landscape Architect to Watch" by Green Building & Design Magazine, and her graduate work along the Chicago River received a national 2012 American Society of Landscape Architects Student Honor Award. Nina currently sits on the national Landscape Architecture Foundation board.

Please bring your questions for Nina about her career, the power of public space, and Riverlife projects in Pittsburgh – established, underway and future!

Science and technology topics include: Environment, Landscape Architecture, Psychology, and Careers

Program Capacity: 140

Program Dates & Times Classroom Resources

Rachel Carsen Books

Movies, Books

Do it – competition, volunteer, games, make it, lesson plan

Future City Competition

American Society for Landscape Architects (ASLA) 'Tools for Teachers'

Pittsburgh Connection

Riverlife – The mission: to reclaim, restore and promote Pittsburgh's riverfronts as the environmental, recreational, cultural and economic hub for the people of this region and our visitors.

Rachel Carsen, native Pittsburgher

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

CMU School of Architecture, Master of Urban Design and more

Good Sites

Human Footprint

American Society of Landscape Architechs

Summer Academy: High School Design Exploration

Project for Public Spaces

In the News

Here's how wind is powering 27,000 lights on the Rachel Carsen Bridge.

Landscape Architect to watch: Nina Chase


Becoming a landscape architect

Landscape Architect


CAD Technician

Civil Engineering Technician

Civil Engineers

Climate Change Analyst

Environmental Engineer

Environmental Engineering Technician

Food Scientist or Technologist

Environmental Compliance Inspector

Environmental Scientist

Mapping Technician

Marine Architect

Solar Energy Systems Engineer 

Sustainability Specialist

Transportation Engineer

Transportation Planner

Water or Wastewater Engineer

Soil and Water Conservationist

Water Liquid Waste Treatment Plant System Operator

Science Writer

Remote Sensing Scientist or Technologist

Geographic Information Systems Technician

Plant Scientist

Short video clip interview of Green Building (LEED) Consultant

What I saw in China will help change the world

Site for General Career Resources



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