NHS members presented the American Red Cross Pillowcase Project to the third, fourth and fifth grade classes at Sunnyside Elementary today. The elementary school students learned about fire safety, coping techniques to use in stressful situations and emergency preparedness. Each student also got to decorate a pillowcase which they can take home and use to make an emergency evacuation kit.
On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, two SciTech students, Sachin and Mia were featured on the NPR radio program called The Confluence hosted by Kevin Gavin. B&B performed a curriculum module on Biofilms in collaboration with Dr.Vaughn Cooper from the University of Pittsburgh. During the lab module, the students determined how bacteria evolve over a short period of time to become better biofilm makers. The students shared their experience on The Confluence as a focus of implementing Hands-on STEM education in the area of Evolution, usually a challenging topic in a high school classroom. Find the radio excerpt below.
Interact Club officers attended the annual Rotary District 7300 Interact Conference at the Crowne Plaza Greentree hotel on Friday, October 26. Students met with leaders from local community service organizations and also collaborated with Interact Club members from other schools to share ideas about potential projects. This year, SciTech’s Interact Club was named “Small Club of the Year” for their work several local organizations including Light of Life Ministries, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and the Best of the Batch Foundation.