Thurs.–Fri., Nov. 12–13, 2020
SciTech connects students to real-world scientists, engineers, tradespeople, and other professionals from local companies and universities.
SciTech will be held as a digital event in 2020, with demonstrations, interviews, shows, and career conversations streamed directly to your classroom! Plus, experience interactive virtual workshops led by Carnegie Science Center staff and university and industrial partners.
Cost: $350 per classroom of 35 students Scholarships may be available for qualifying schools.
“I have never seen my students so excited about technology! Without the Science Center, my students would have never been able to experience coding and 3D printing.”
— Madonna Catholic teacher
Virtual ChemFest 2020
“ChemFest was fabulous! Thank you so much for a great day for the students! They really enjoyed it. Looking forward to more virtual fieldtrips!! THANKS!”
— New Kensington Arnold School District teacher
Registration is now closed. Please check out our other upcoming virtual STEM events!
Middle School Workshops (Grades 6–8):
- Basics of Blast Off: Do you know if it’s easier to launch a rocket from the Moon or from Earth? Explore Newton’s Three Laws of Motion and other physics principals as you work to design, create, and launch a rocket. Learn how to use the iterative Engineering Design Process to enhance your designs.
- Give Me Space: Explore different problems that astronauts face when experiencing microgravity in space. This workshop will include a design challenge where students will create solutions to common problems while traveling outside Earth’s atmosphere.
- Life on Mars: Discover what it would be like to live on Mars and how gravity and radiation will affect your everyday life. Participants will learn how to use TinkerCAD to create a Mars colony in a 3D environment.
High School Workshops (Grades 9–12):
- PPG Industries: From paints to ID cards, PPG Industries produces a wide variety of products for consumers around the world. Learn what it’s like to work for PPG and see how their products help solve real-world problems during this 45-minute workshop!
- A Beginner’s Guide to Aviation: Explore extraordinary STEM careers in aviation and learn about education programs to get you there during this live interactive workshop. Challenge your knowledge of aerodynamics, the weather, even FAA regulations. You will be surprised how much you already know during your first ground lesson!
- Humane Animal Rescue: Join Humane Animal Rescue for a look into the science that goes into rehabilitating native Pennsylvania wildlife by virtually examining an example patient and take the critter from rehab to release. Discover different careers involving wildlife and even meet an education animal ambassador!
Please note: This program is for classrooms that are meeting in person. We are unable to deliver this content directly to students learning at home.
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- Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh
- Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh
- The Buhl Foundation
- Carnegie Mellon University Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach
- DICK’S Sporting Goods
- Sherwin Williams
- University of Pittsburgh Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
SciTech Teacher Testimonials
“SciTech has been such a blessing to our school over the years. When we attended in the fall of 2015, the students loved the 3D printing workshop. The following spring, we were granted a 3D printer from our PTA and started a 3D printing program at our school. During the Spring 2016 SciTech, students were extremely excited about the computer gaming workshop. We have since added Game Star Mechanics to our STEAM classes. During the last SciTech in the fall of 2016, the students became familiar with the Ozobots. You guessed it. We now own six Ozobots. The students are currently engineering a maze with ramps, tunnels, obstacles, and bridges and programming their Ozobots. SciTech Days are only a day each, but they make a huge impact on our school years.”
— Gateway School District teacher
“I liked how there were resources for teachers too, and I also liked the website used in ‘Dinner Plates’ for comparing our total choices to the world.”
— Quaker Valley High School teacher
“Students were introduced to many concepts and were able to spend varied amounts of time at the concept due to organization. Students were interested and actively learning.”
— Chartiers-Houston Middle School teacher
See what educators are saying about ChemFest!
“First of all, I’d like to personally thank you for making ChemFest happen for my 4th and 5th graders. They loved it, they did experiments, and wrote a reflection. The teachers were very pleased as well.”
— Ambridge School District teacher