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Call us at 412.237.3400 to start planning your field trip or group visit!

Engineer the Future

Feb. 22–26, 2021
Grades 3–12
Virtual Program

Celebrate National Engineers Week virtually with Engineer the Future! Inspire students to explore exciting opportunities in the engineering field through live programs and asynchronous supplemental materials.

Registration is now open. Call 412.237.3400 to book today!
Scholarship funding is available for qualifying schools.

Cost: $525 per classroom
Add on additional classrooms for $50 each

Live Programming

Various timeslots for live programming will be available throughout the week to accommodate school schedules. Classrooms will schedule two live programs: the Engineering and Robotics Exhibit Exploration (all grades) plus either Who Wants to Be an Engineer (grades 3–8) or Fab Lab Experience (grades 9–12).

Engineering and Robotics Exhibit Exploration
Grades 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Through videos of exhibits in action, demonstrations from our team of science educators, and an interactive Q&A with an exploration instructor, this live virtual experience walks students through the engineering principles behind their favorite Science Center exhibits. Plus, see the engineering design process at work with a demonstration from BNY Mellon Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center.

Who Wants to Be an Engineer
Grades 3–8
This 45-minute virtual assembly engages students in a high-energy game show experience as they explore engineering, materials science, and digital fabrication. Ramp up for “Double Dare”-inspired engineering challenges and tinker with simple machines to build soaring towers and suspension bridges. Produced in partnership with Arconic Foundation

Fab Lab Experience
Grades 9–12
During this virtual computer-aided design (CAD) class, students will use 3D design software to tackle individual and collaborative engineering design challenges. With a focus on CAD and iteration skills, students will learn about important technical literacy skills, the engineering design process, and STEM career awareness.

Asynchronous Supplemental Materials

Teachers will have access to prerecorded content and additional pre/post supplemental materials that can be implemented at any time. The following components will be available to teachers on Brightspace through March 31, 2021:

  • Career Connections Videos: Hear from engineering professionals from all over the region and nationally through a series of video interviews that will illuminate the world of engineering and excite students to pursue careers in the field.
  • Engineering Demos: Learn about engineering concepts in accessible and engaging ways with exclusive video demonstrations from the Science Center’s team of science educators.
  • STEMisphere®: Access engineering-focused content from STEMisphere’s online portal of educational resources.


Sponsored by:

Arconic Foundation logo

Silver Level Sponsor:

  • Buhl Foundation
  • Hatch

Bronze Level Sponsor:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers – Pittsburgh Section
  • Braskem
  • Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering
  • HDR Inc.
  • International Titanium Association

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STEM Center Founding Partners: 

  • Bayer
  • Chevron
  • Duquesne Light Co.
  • Eaton
  • Kennametal Foundation
  • NOVA Chemicals
  • PPG Foundation

Call us at 412.237.3400 to start planning your field trip or group visit!