• SciTech Days Year-Round Resources
  • SciTech Days Year-Round Resources

SciTech Days

Middle School and High School Programs

March 1-4, 2016

Carnegie Science Center

For more info:
412.237.3400, then press 7

Year-Round Resources

Kick-off your curriculum with SciTech. Focus on our region's growing industries (specific areas of STEM - science, technology, engineering, math). Expose your students to science and technology careers, and inspire them for the remainder of the school year.

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Science

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Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.

The main branches of science are also referred to as "sciences", "scientific fields", or "scientific disciplines".

There was a time when science could be broken down into neat-and-tidy disciplines – straightforward things like biology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy. But as science advances, these fields are becoming increasingly specialized and interdisciplinary, leading to entirely new avenues of inquiry.

History

Science is from the Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge".

Pittsburgh Connection


 

Technology

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Technology is the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.

Pittsburgh Connection

  • Pittsburgh Tech Council (PTC)
  • Art, Design & Technology Awards - DATA Awards
  • Tech 50 Awards
    The Pittsburgh Technology Council's Tech 50 Awards represent southwestern Pennsylvania’s most successful and innovative technology companies. The awards represent transformative technology centers of excellence with companies at all stages of growth. We're also honoring the industry's top executives The US Department of Labor estimates that by 2020 there will be more than 1.4 million computing-related job openings. At current rates, however, we can only fill about 30% of those jobs with US computing bachelor's graduates.

 

Engineering

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Engineering is the application of science and math to design or manufacture something that benefits society. This can include structures, machines, processes, and systems. For example, engineers help build bridges, buildings, computers, appliances, power plants, and transportation systems.

Possible Careers

  • Aeronautical: aerodynamics
  • Astronautical: aerospace; space technology
  • Chemical: petroleum; petroleum refining; process
  • Civil: architectural; hydraulic; hydrologic; marine; sanitary and environmental; structural; transportation
  • Electrical: communication; electronic; power
  • Mechanical: engineering mechanics
  • Metallurgy and materials

Pittsburgh Connection

  • Pittsburgh Tech Council (PTC)
  • Art, Design & Technology Awards - DATA Awards
  • Tech 50 Awards
    The Pittsburgh Technology Council's Tech 50 Awards represent southwestern Pennsylvania’s most successful and innovative technology companies. The awards represent transformative technology centers of excellence with companies at all stages of growth. We're also honoring the industry's top executives The US Department of Labor estimates that by 2020 there will be more than 1.4 million computing-related job openings. At current rates, however, we can only fill about 30% of those jobs with US computing bachelor's graduates.

 

Mathematics

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Mathematics is the abstract study of topics including quantity, structure, space, change, as well as other properties.

Mathematicians seek out patterns and to come up with new conjectures. Mathematicians resolve the truth of conjectures by mathematical proof. When mathematical these are good models of real phenomena, then mathematical reasoning can provide insight or predictions about nature.

Through the use of abstraction and logical reasoning, mathematics developed from counting, calculation, measurement, and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects.

Mathematics is an essential tool in fields such as natural science, engineering, medicine, and the social sciences.

Applied mathematics, the branch of mathematics concerned with application of mathematical knowledge to other fields, inspires and makes use of new mathematical discoveries, and has led to the development of entirely new mathematical disciplines, such as statistics and game theory.



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