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Tour Your Future Career Exploration for Girls+ Ages 11-17

Tour Your Future

Tour Your Future invites girls and non-binary youth ages 11–17 to discover unique and exciting careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Meet female+ STEM professionals and experience what it’s like to work in a variety of industries ranging from healthcare, environmental science, vaccine research, agriculture technology, and more!

Summer 2022 Tour Schedule

*Due to changing COVID-19 safety measures at each facility, please note that tours may be canceled, changed to a virtual format, or reduced in capacity.

Upcoming summer tours:

Thurs., July 14, 2022

neubase logoNeuBase Therapeutics

350 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
3–5 pm

Many diseases have limited treatment options with traditional medicines. NeuBase Therapeutics uses innovative methods to address this problem by developing therapies that treat disease at the DNA and RNA level. During the tour, explore NeuBase’s laboratories and learn about the process of designing, creating, and testing new drugs. Meet women biologists, chemists, and executives and learn what it’s like to be a female scientist working on discovering cures to help millions of people. You will have a chance to do hands-on lab experiments and tour their brand-new facility with beautiful river views!

Capacity: 15
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Tues., July 19, 2022

Pitt Swanson Engineering logoUniversity of Pittsburgh
– Swanson School of Engineering

3700 O’Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
1–3 pm

Visit the Swanson School of Engineering where you will get a glimpse into their First-Year Engineering Program! Learn about the different engineering courses offered and ask questions about specific types of engineering fields that interest you. This program, in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh, has newly renovated, state-of-the-art buildings and labs. Meet current engineering ambassadors as they give you a tour of Benedum Hall. In the Introductory Makerspace, where all Pitt engineers receive training freshman year, engage with an activity investigating conductivity and coding using Makey-Makeys.

Capacity: 20
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Wed., Aug. 3, 2022

Rivers of Steel logoRivers of Steel
– The Explorer Riverboat

1 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
10 am–noon

Set sail on the Explorer, the world’s first green passenger riverboat! During our time on the water, you will learn from the scientists and deckhands aboard about the STEM programming they conduct on the river and how they became involved in science and boating careers.  Get hands-on as you sample the Allegheny River for phyto- and zooplankton to learn more about microscopic organisms found in Pittsburgh’s rivers.

Capacity: 20
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Fri., Aug. 12, 2022

Robert Morris logoRobert Morris University
– Department of Engineering

6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108
1–3 pm

Have you considered becoming an engineer or working in the medical field? Biomedical engineering might be the path for you! Biomedical engineering combines knowledge of biology and medicine with engineering principles to develop devices and procedures that solve complex medical problems. Learn about this fast-growing field through a hands-on biomedical engineering activity and a tour of Robert Morris’s engineering labs!

Capacity: 15
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Can I go on a tour? Tours are open to individuals and groups ages 11–17. Cisgender girls, transgender girls, non-binary youth, gender nonconforming youth, genderqueer youth, and anyone who identifies as female is welcome.

What will I do on a tour? Typical tours include a guided tour of the host site’s facility, a Q&A session with women+ professionals, and a hands-on activity related to the work done at the host site.

How much does a tour cost? All tours are $10 per student. A limited number of need-based scholarships for individuals and groups are available. To request a scholarship for an individual, please complete this application opens in a new window. To request a scholarship for a school group, please fill out this application opens in a new window.

How do I sign up? Register online at opens in a new window or call 412.237.3400 to book your spot.

What if the tour is filled? If the tour you’re interested in is filled, please call 412.237.3400 to be added to the waitlist. You will be notified if spaces become available.

Where do I go for the tour? All tours are on site at the specified locations, or on a virtual meeting platform. These are NOT at Carnegie Science Center. After registration is complete, you will receive an informational email approximately one week prior to the tour date with specific arrival and tour details.

For Professional Women+ in STEM Fields

If you are a cisgender woman, transgender woman, non-binary individual, gender nonconforming individual, genderqueer individual, or anyone who identifies as female working in STEM, we would love to meet you! You’re just one click away from inspiring some of our next great STEM professionals! Please take the time to fill out this form opens in a new window to host a Tour Your Future event at your place of work.

Tour Your Future No-Call No-Show Policy

Participants must cancel their spot at least one week in advance if they are unable to attend. If any participant is a no-call no-show two times during a semester, that participant will be unable to register for future tours.

Questions? Please contact Shannon Gaussa at for more info.

Carnegie STEM Girls+, Presented by:

Nova Chemicals logo

Sponsored by:

Eaton logo

Clearway Community Energy logo

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