SciTech Days

Large Program
Buhl Planetarium

March 4-7, 2014
Carnegie Science Center

For more info:
412.237.3400, then press 7

New! Digital Dreaming (Advanced)

Explore digital dreaming with Matt Stewart, who earned his master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC). Learn about a graduate program that combines technology and fine arts to creates new processes, tools, and vision for storytelling and entertainment.

During this workshop, Stewart will share his experiences at ETC, which allowed him to work on a variety of projects in the field of themed entertainment. His projects included interactive installation at the Give Kids the World Resort, an exploration of 3D printing while studying in Barcelona, and tinkering with embedded electronics.

He is also the co-business owner of Digital Dream Labs, LLC, which has created an interactive tabletop experience, called DREAM-TABLETOP, that combines puzzle blocks with a virtual environment. The program aims to teach children abstract computer science principles, such as objects, properties (size, action), arrays (colors), and variables in a fun and tangible way.

Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, Stewart received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University. There he built his own recumbent bicycle, and gained experience through internships at Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream and Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Science and technology topics include:
IT, Project-Based Learning, and Graphics

Capacity: 140

Program Dates & Times

High School
March 6, 2014 – 11 am

Classroom Resources

Games, Movies...

National STEM Video Game Challenge

Unplugged: computer science isn't really about computers at all. It's binary numbers, algorithms, data compression & fun!

Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python (more advanced!)

This IBM portal provides games, resources and information. Learn - to host programming contests - about new contests and - about the exciting things you can do with basic, easy-to-learn programming skills.

Good Sites

Visualizing the east coast earthquake through data (tweets)

Computer Simulations at the Forefront of Science

Pittsburgh Connection

TechBridgeWorld

QoLT

Personal Robotics Lab

Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL)

Competition

This IBM portal provides games, resources and information. Learn - to host programming contests - about new contests and - about the exciting things you can do with basic, easy-to-learn programming skills.

Robotics Institute

Video Interviews

1-2 minute career intro videos information technology - webmasters, fiber optic technicians, computer programmers, data entry, robotics technicians, ...

Next Generation Science Standards

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