Join the Pittsburgh Technology Council to promote the future pipeline of technology talent in the region. The 2019 STEM Summit is a one-day event designed to showcase the diverse array of science, technology, engineering and math related careers that are available in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Who should consider attending the STEM Summit 2019?

  • K-12 educators, administrators, and guidance counselors
  • Senior high school students (9th- 12th grades)
  • College/university educators, students, administrators, and career counselors
  • Business leaders/future employers

This year’s STEM Summit will welcome Dr. Justin Aglio, Director of K-4 Academic Achievement and K-12 Innovation at Montour School District, as he shares a lively presentation, AI in STEM: It’s Here! Get Ready, Now! Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly shaping our world, but just as AI hinges on the collection of data, AI’s success will hinge on a collection of shared stakeholders. Attendees will experience how AI in STEM is impacting local schools, workforce, communities, and daily lives.

Carnegie Mellon University’s Girls of Steel, a FIRST® Robotics Competition team, will also speak at the STEM Summit. The team is part of an international program with a goal to teach students about science and technology. The group is made up of about 50 teenagers in grades 9-12 from more than 20 schools who build a 120 lb. game-playing robot for the FIRST Robotics Competition. In addition to learning technical skills, Girls of Steel members also gain valuable skills for college and their careers. Attendees will hear first-hand how students’ involvement in this group is shaping their future in STEM and creating opportunities and connections!

The summit will also include company tours from BNY Mellon, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Google, MSA – The Safety Company, Peoples, Rivers of Steel, SDLC, Tobii Dynavox, and Uber.


  • 7:15 am: Check-In, Networking & Breakfast Buffet
  • 8:00 am: Event Kickoff by the Pittsburgh Technology Council
  • 8:15–9:30 am: Keynote Presentation with Dr. Justin Aglio, Director of K-4 Academic Achievement and K-12 Innovation at Montour School District: AI in STEM: It’s Here!  Get Ready, Now!
  • 9:30-9:45 am: Break; Pick up Box Lunch
  • 9:45-10:00 am: Board Buses for Company Tours
  • 10:00 am: Depart for 1st Company Tours
  • 10:30 am: Arrive at Companies & Begin Tour/Presentations
  • 12:00-12:30 pm: Lunch Break at 1st Tour Company
  • 12:30-12:45 pm: Board Buses & depart for 2nd Tour Company
  • 1:15 pm: Arrive at 2nd Companies and Begin Tour/Presentations
  • 2:45 pm: Finish 2nd Tour and Board Bus for return trip
  • 3:15 pm: Depart for Home

The 2019 STEM Summit is sponsored by:

  • Host & Meal Sponsor: Duquesne University
  • Platinum Sponsor: Google
  • Gold Sponsors: BNY Mellon | SDLC
  • Bronze Sponsor: Dick’s Sporting Goods | Industrial Scientific | LANXESS | Peoples | UPMC
  • Meal Sponsor: Chevron | Highmark
  • Transportation Sponsor: Columbia Gas | GiftYa | LANXESS | Mitsubishi Electric | Nazareth College & Career Prep | Uber
  • Print Sponsor: Wright Business Systems, Inc.