There are certain television tropes about computer scientists that just drive programmers nuts. They include the portrayal of coders as sun-starved and soft-bellied nerds who spend long hours alone in front of their computers. And almost always, those TV characters are male.
Exciting things are always happening in the STEM world! Click on the news stories listed below to learn more.
Dynamic new Exhibit, Traveling Science Show to Offer Unique Lessons IN Human Anatomy, Healthy Living and the Wonders of Modern Medicine
PITTSBURGH, May 20, 2015 – Carnegie Science Center and Allegheny Health Network (AHN) today announced a new partnership to develop BodyTech, a dynamic, three-pronged health and science educational program for the region.
Join us for a webinar as we discuss the findings of our new research on the future of women in STEM fields. CWB's latest report, Reaching the Full Potential of STEM for Women and the U.S.
A recent survey of 5,000 K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math teachers and supervisors found that 80 percent of respondents were familiar with the Next Generation Science Standards, and of those, 60 percent held a favorable view of them.
Just 6 percent of all respondents had a negative impression of the standards. (Others had a neutral impression.)
For today’s students, social media isn’t just a diversion. It’s a support system.
Digital networks are indispensable when educating young minds.
Young people today grow up fused to their digital worlds. And yes, being a screen zombie has its downsides. But instructors who harness students’ passion for social media can open their minds to a dynamic theory of education called “connected learning.”
A new report suggests technological innovation has opened science, technology, engineering and math opportunities in non-STEM industries.
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to define who is and is not included in America’s modern STEM – or science, technology, engineering and math – workforce, simply because technical proficiency<
American education is moving forward with full STEAM, and Disney has hopped on board with a special challenge.
From hospitals to farms, makerspaces and “classrooms” are popping up in unusual places.
SCIENCE CENTER’S NATIONAL LEADERSHIP ROLE IN STEM ATTRACTS LOCAL, NATIONAL ATTENDEES
PITTSBURGH, April 16, 2015 — Carnegie Science Center will host three days of conferences about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) next week, April 20 – 22.
Three STEM fields that are disproportionately female can teach other industries about how to boost the ranks to include more women.
We’ve all heard how few women study science, technology, engineering and math and how under-represented they are in the STEM workforce.
DISCUSSION WILL EXAMINE WHAT THE CONCEPT MEANS FOR OUR VIEW OF REALITY
PITTSBURGH, March 31, 2015 ― Carnegie Science Center’s next Café Scientifique will present University of Pittsburgh Professor Dr. David Snoke discussing “What is Quantum Entanglement?" on Monday, April 13, from 7-9 pm.
Four local students advance to International Science & Engineering Fair
PITTSBURGH, March 28, 2015 — Nearly 1,100 students representing nearly 120 schools throughout the region competed yesterday in Carnegie Science Center’s 76th annual Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair (PRSEF)—one of the oldest and largest science fairs in the nation. This year’s partici
Voices From the Field
Students shouldn't let common myths and misconceptions prevent them from majoring in STEM subjects in community college.
Careers in the science, technology, engineering and math fields are lucrative and growing.
Today, Fred Rogers would have celebrated his 87th birthday. The world is very different from what it was in 1968, when “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” first aired and thousands of children tuned in to sing along or watch the trolley chug along to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.
From seasonal restaurant menus and community support agriculture to urban beekeeping and action to combat food deserts, there’s been a renewed interest in food in recent years. Where does our food come from? What it’s made of? How is it prepared? What does it take to get from field to plate?
If you are majoring in the fine arts, your class schedule likely includes art history courses, as well as studio and theory classes in your specific field. Learning about and creating art is a time-consuming process, and it can be challenging to take other courses that are not specifically required to fulfill your degree.
Washington, DC – Carnegie Science Center is hosting a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss bold new models for STEM education in America. Carnegie Science Center’s Chevron Center for STEM Education and Career Development in Pittsburgh has become a national leader in STEM education.
WHAT: Super Pi Day WHERE: Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue WHEN: Saturday, March 14, also known as 3.14.15, 10 am – 5 pm Come by after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade! WHY: Carnegie Science Center will host a celebration of Super Pi Day on 3.1415 (or Saturday, March 14, 2015). The date March 14, 2015 coincides with the first few digits of the irrational number Pi – 3.1415.