This semester is up and running -- in addition to adjusting to a new class schedule, it's time to get involved in student activities, clubs and volunteer opportunities. The Pitt Science Outreach Program offers Pitt students a full spectrum of outreach opportunities designed to educate the public about the importance of science in the community. The goals of the Pitt Science Outreach Program are to promote a broader appreciation of science and inspire future scientists. The program seeks to teach about the impact of scientific discovery in people’s everyday lives, engage kids in scientific exploration and foster public comfort with the process of scientific research. Pitt student volunteers can help teach labs on the Pitt Mobile Science Lab, deliver lectures at local schools, help provide hands-on scientific activities at many different community events. ‘Get Involved’ today!
The Pitt Science Outreach Team is attending the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation's Mitochondrial Medicine Symposium on June 7th, 2014 @ the Sheraton Station Square Hotel, 300 West Station Square Drive. We will host a program for teens that focuses on healthy nutrition. Our program will start at 2:30 pm.
The Junior League of Pittsburgh holds its 7th annual touch-a-truck event on May 17th, 2014 from 10am-2pm in the Strip District at 15th & Smallman Streets. This event allows kids to get behind the scenes of the big trucks they enjoy. Kids can touch the wheel, hook the horn, and meet the drivers. The Pitt Science Outreach Team will attend the event along with the mobile lab and provide kids the opportunity to play with fun, interactive nutrition games and displays.
The Pitt Science Outreach Team is joining the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh for the YMCA Healthy Kids Day at Heinz Field in the great hall from 12pm - 4pm on April 27th, 2014. There will be plenty of activities for kids to learn, explore, and have fun. Our team will set up to teach kids about healthy nutrition by using fun interactive nutrition games and displays!
‘Sciencepalooza!’ Brings YMCA/YWCA Summer Campers to Pitt for Fun with Bones, Microscopes, and More
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 9 – The 230 students running around campus on Friday, August 9, weren’t attending classes at the University of Pittsburgh. But because of the fun they had at Pitt on Friday, many of the youngsters might consider pursuing a career in the sciences – once they finish high school.
“Sciencepalooza!”, a day-long camp designed to show kids the value and excitement of science, was born out of a collaboration between the PittScienceOutreach program, which is part of Pitt’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), and local chapters of the YMCA and YWCA. During the event, campers will visit four stations where they get to perform different hands-on scientific activities.
“This event is as much fun for the scientists who put it together as it is for the kids,” said Judy Cameron, Ph.D., director of science outreach for Pitt’s CTSI. “We love watching them ask and answer questions, make discoveries, and enjoy learning. Positive experiences like this could inspire them to become the researchers of the future.”
What happens when science meets football? That's the question the Pitt Science Outreach Program is answering this year as it brings the Mobile Science Lab to each Pitt Football tailgate outside of Heinz Field. Along with live entertainment, a giant video wall, game day food, and games, the "World’s Largest Family Tailgate" will feature cool, hands-on science activities for kids of all ages designed to teach about exciting research findings discovered by Pitt scientists. At the "Balancing Act" station, participants can test their balance and learn how the ears help in controlling balance, how to improve balance and the importance of balance in healthy aging. In addition, participants can get the opportunity to construct a biodegradable nerve guide in the "Regenerative Medicine" station, which introduces new innovations discovered at Pitt that are promoting nerve regeneration after spinal cord injury.