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.
Fall 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 fall tours:
Tues., Sept. 27, 2022
Gateway View Plaza
1600 West Carson St, Suite 1
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(Special note: Lunch will be provided)
Hatch is a global, multidisciplinary engineering and management consulting firm. In its 65th year, the company’s experience spans over 150 countries around the world in the metals, energy, infrastructure, digital, and investments market sectors. More than 10,000 employees at Hatch are entrepreneurs with a technical soul and are passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. During the tour, you’ll visit each of Hatch’s technical and project support groups including safety/construction, water, and electrical/automations, civil/structural/architectural, human resources, process, mechanical/piping, and management. The tour will conclude with a fun, hands-on activity where you will get to build your very own water treatment system using common materials and household items!
Special note: Proof of vaccination will be required upon arrival at Hatch.
Fri., Sept. 30, 2022
Beaver Valley Power Station
Shippingport, PA 15077
When you flip your light switch you might not think about it, but there are many people working around the clock to generate the electricity that was delivered to your home. Learn how safe, carbon-free, reliable electricity is generated at a nuclear power plant by visiting Beaver Valley Power Station! It takes a great team with a wide array of skills to support power generation. Talk with some of the women who work in nuclear power about the variety of job opportunities available in the field, go on a walking tour of the plant, and get hands-on in the control room simulator!
Special note: A boxed lunch will be provided.
Thurs., Oct. 6, 2022
PPG Industries Inc. Springdale Plant
125 Colfax St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15144
PPG Industries is a global supplier of paints, coatings, and specialty materials. This includes products used for residential homes, as well as products for commercial buildings like skyscrapers and sports stadiums! At the Springdale, Pennsylvania location, tour the main manufacturing site of the Industrial Segment of the business to see coatings being made. Explore the technical labs where formulas are developed, and critical customer problems get solved. You will even have the chance to talk with women chemists, engineers, and sales representatives and ask all your questions about what it is like to work in a STEM field!
Mon., Oct. 10, 2022
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. (MEPPI)
547 Keystone Drive
Warrendale, PA 15086
Tour not only your future, but the future of STEM from cutting-edge remote monitoring equipment to innovative products supporting clean energy to power the grid! Visit Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. (MEPPI) for a unique opportunity to meet and see a demo of “Spot the Dog,” – a robot deployed in electrical substations for increased safety and security. During this visit, you will interface and have hands-on learning with engineers that are developing products to support sustainability and address climate change. Explore the production space to learn about all the work that goes into designing, testing, and manufacturing electrical equipment. Meet women engineers in various roles and learn what it is like to be an engineer designing industry-leading technology and addressing climate issues for a brighter future!
Sat., Oct. 22, 2022
Magee-Womens Research Institute
204 Craft Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) is one of the largest research institutions in the world focused on women’s and reproductive health. During the tour, you will get an overview of the research at MWRI and experience how to work with both model organisms and human populations in three hands-on stations. See how patient data is collected at home to study pregnancy outcomes with Dr. Janet Catov, learn how mom’s and dad’s genomes can differently affect disease with Dr. Mellissa Mann, and use microscopes to find mutant phenotypes in microscopic nematode (worms) and experience confocal (super high power) imaging to visualize cell division with Dr. Judith Yanowitz.
Tues., Nov. 8, 2022
Covestro LLC, North American Headquarters
1 Covestro Circle
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Covestro is a leading supplier of premium polymers. Their materials and applications solutions are found in nearly every area of modern life. Innovation and sustainability are the driving forces behind the continuous development of their products, processes, and facilities. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to tour one of Covestro’s global innovation hubs and learn about raw materials for a diverse range of manufacturing industries, including automotive, construction, and electronics. After a career talk with influential women scientists and engineers, learn how to create your own polymer worm to take home!
Tues., Nov. 22, 2022
Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh – Wildlife Center
6000 Verona Road
Verona, PA 15147
Have you ever wanted to explore a career working with animals or helping protect wildlife? Take a walk on the wild side at Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to learn all about the fascinating careers involved with wildlife rehabilitation. Take a tour of this facility, which specializes in caring for sick, injured, and orphaned native PA wildlife. This fully licensed wildlife facility admits more than 4,000 animals of over 130 unique species annually, with the goal of releasing them back into the wild. Check out the tools of the trade that the incredible staff use to take care of and save the lives of animals every day. The event will also include a visit from an animal ambassador and a rehabilitation-themed hands-on activity.
Special Note: The tour will be partially outdoors so weather-appropriate clothing and footwear are recommended.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2022
1 Four Coins Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Aquatech is a global leader in water purification technology. They focus on providing new technologies and designing customized water treatment processes to meet water needs across various industries. They have a global presence serving different industries like Food & Beverage, Homecare & Beauty, Power Generation, Petrochemical & Refining, and many more! Visit the Aquatech facility in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, where you will meet women in engineering, see the assembly shop, and partake in a virtual tour of various plants around the world where Aquatech has supplied equipment. Learn about the impurities that can be found in water and create your own water filter!
Fri., Dec. 5, 2022
2026 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Many people think of plants and technology as two very different fields, but Bloomfield lives at the intersection of technology and agriculture, imaging one plant at a time. Instead of the labor-intensive process of walking the fields and checking plants for crop insights, Bloomfield Robotics’ technology allows farmers to get the information they need to make decisions about their plants quickly and accurately using artificial intelligence. They capture images in the field and combine custom hardware with computer vision and deep learning to deliver crop assessments that enhance growers’ understanding of every plant. During the tour, learn about the data pipeline, hardware, and AI that goes into what the innovator thinkers do at Bloomfield!
Wed., Dec. 7, 2022
Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a pharmacist? Visit the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy where you will get the opportunity to take a tour, interact with faculty and staff, and get all your questions answered about this enthralling career field. You will have the chance to compound an ointment, observe a demonstration of Sim Man (a human replica that can mimic a heart rate and blood pressure), and test out your skills when you participate in a mock emergency room scenario that requires pharmacist intervention and involvement!
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 . To request a scholarship for a school group, please fill out this application .
How do I sign up? Register online at https://carnegiesciencecenter.org/programs/tour-your-future/ 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 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 GaussaS@carnegiesciencecenter.org for more info.