Giordan Dixon of Highland Park is the first among a brigade of teens who will tutor elementary students to boost scientific literacy.
Three great STEM initiatives are moving the region forward at high schools and beyond, in ways that will shape our city's future. In Pittsburgh alone there are 22,000 job openings in STEM-related fields.
"This is a demonstration of our commitment to be a partner in this community for many years to come," says Trip Oliver of Chevron's support of regional STEM initiatives.
Check out some of the coolest educational programs in Pittsburgh that have kids clamoring to learn highly technical skills.
Pittsburgh is on the forefront of new strategies in learning that are changing the game in primary, middle and high school education.
How to prepare our young people for college and the work force by connecting students with hands-on learning that develops relevant skills.
Pittsburgh is in the midst of a revolution in remaking learning, including the maker movement. Here are four impressive examples, from Community Lawns to Message from Me.
Pittsburgh's first Community Lawn took five teens in East Liberty from design to business plan, all while creating a new outdoor space for the neighborhood. The project empowers local youth to harness their natural abilities toward creating something concrete and lasting for their community and beyond.
The AIU STEAM Grant Showcase brings together 25 school projects that demonstrate how arts and tech subjects can be linked in learning.
Gaming strategies allow teachers to expand their reach in the classroom and individualize learning for each student. Plus games are social, collaborative and make learning so much more fun.