What Can Kids Learn from the Sochi Olympics?
Friction, gravity, and international relations: the Sochi Olympics are a golden learning opportunity for all things STEM and beyond.
3D Printing: Coming to a Classroom or Museum Near You
As the sizes and prices of 3D printers shrink, students—and their teachers—are discovering new and creative ways to put them to work.
Taking Flight in Pittsburgh
Soon Pittsburgh will boast four classroom flight simulators across the city. These immersive classrooms require participants to master the latest technology and work together to solve complex problems.
Why We Should Prepare Our Daughters (and Our Sons) for Modern Manufacturing Jobs
As the gender gap in manufacturing grows, young women miss out on challenging, high-tech career options and employers miss out on a wealth of talent.
For #HourOfCode, Young Programmers In Pittsburgh Teach Their Peers
Last week’s Hour of Code was designed to give millions of US students who have never taken computer science their first taste of programming. The Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy took it one step further by putting high school students in the teaching role.
Webmakers, Educators Gather at #MozFest to Forge the Future of the Web—and Learning
Education and technology innovators from Pittsburgh joined international colleagues at the Mozilla Festival for “less yack, more hack.”
Can the Power of Citizen Science Help Save the Environment?
How innovative technology is making it easier than ever before for ordinary citizens to become climate scientists.
How Early Should We Be Teaching STEM?
Sesame Street thinks students should understand the word “hypothesis” at age 4. Do experts agree?
assemble's Mini Mad Scientists Camps
Pittsburgh Youth Media reporters, Maddie Adamczyk and Sarah Parker, attend a Mini Mad Scientist Camp at assemble.
Nature Conservancy brings New Faces to Conservation
The Nature Conservancy begins a program that promotes environmental education opportunities for minority students.
STEAM Lunch & Learn Recap
Spark, K+C Network members joined for lunch and learning at the AIU to discuss STEAM learning and it's implications for Pittsburgh area schools.
Playtesting- The Testing of Play?
Playtesting seeks to analyze the balance of play- in terms of boundaries or rules, loopholes, understanding, and pure enjoyment and entertainment.
International Spy School based in Pittsburgh gives middle school girls a head start in STEM
Click! Spy School engages middle school girls ages 10–14 to become “agents-in-training” as they explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).