• Carnegie Science Center will close at 4 pm on Thursday, August 28.

STEM Program 2013-2014

Act 48 Offerings

High School Teachers

Chain Reaction Contraption Contest (CRCC)

A spirited competition for students in grades 9-12. The CRCC fosters an interest in engineering by challenging students to create a machine that will accomplish a specific task using a series of steps. Students engage in a hands-on engineering and problem solving activity. Act 48 credit will be provided to teachers that attend the orientation and competition.

Orientation: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Carnegie Science Center, 9 – 11:30 am, 2.5 hours

Competition: Friday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Carnegie Science Center, 8 am – 3 pm, 7 hours

Contact: Lisa Kosick kosickl@carnegiesciencecenter.org or 412-237-1534

Visit chainreactioncontest.org 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: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, 1.5 hours
    Oct. 2 – Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh
    Oct. 17 – St. Elizabeth Elementary School, Whitehall
    Oct. 21 – Murrysville Community Library, Murrysville
    Oct. 22 – Pittsburgh SciTech Academy, Pittsburgh

Event: Friday, March 28, 2014 at Carnegie Science Center, 10 – 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 and high school teachers by attending SciTech Days, having students collect passport stamps at workshops and exhibits, and returning completed passport tear sheets.

Event dates: November 5-8, 2013 and March 4-7, 2014 at Carnegie Science Center, 3 hours

Contact: Geri Baker bakerg@carnegiesciencecenter.org or 412-237-1552

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