SciTech STEM Festival- This Thursday!

Annual SciTech STEM Festival
Come to the Annual SciTech STEM Festival TOMORROW! Hold reptiles, learn about self-driving cars, drive robots and SO MUCH MORE! This is a family-friendly event and there will be fun for all ages! Dinner will also be provided. Take a chance at some free raffles just for attending!
Date: Thursday, November 14th
Event Time: 6-7:30pm
Address: 107 Thackeray Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Parking Details: There is a free parking lot next to the building towards Fifth Avenue, we will also have our activity field open for extra parking.
Are you interested in volunteering at the event? Sign up here and get extra raffle tickets for your time!
STEM Festival

Camp Guyasuta- 9th Grade

CAMP GUYASUTA PERMISSION SLIP

This is a reminder that SciTech 9th grade students will be attending Camp Guyasuta on Monday, August 26th in the morning. We are looking forward to a really fun day! Please be sure that you adhere to the following dress code.

  • Long pants or comfortable shorts
  • Sturdy foot gear NO open toed shoes or sandals.
  • Water Bottle
  • Please no jewelry, watches or necklaces.
  • This includes body piercings – Please remove them.
  • No large belt buckles or chains

If you have indicated that your student has a medical condition requiring rescue medication such as an inhaler, epi-pen, etc. those items will be required for students to have with them in order to attend Camp Guyasuta on Monday, August 26th.

If your student has a medical condition such as diabetes or seizures please contact Mrs. Devlin, our school nurse at 412-529-7654 ASAP.

 

SciTech Students Participate in Hamilton Education Program

On January 25, SciTech students participated in the Hamilton for Education program along with more than 40 other schools from the Western Pennsylvania region that culminated in a Q&A with the cast and a matinee performance of Hamilton. In order to participate in the program students had to create an original performance piece referencing primary source documents from the founding era. From the submitted pieces the 14 strongest were chosen to be performed live on the Hamilton stage the morning of the show. Seniors Riley D, Alex R, and Lucca S were among those selected to perform. Their piece was a tribute to Aaron Burr and a look through his eyes at his famous duel with Alexander Hamilton. Senior Shane C did not perform with the group, but was key in editing their initial project and in engineering the music.

Find the video at the link below and scroll down to find the SciTech video.
Album: https://vimeo.com/album/5767893
Password: hamilton

NHS Presented Pillowcase Project

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.

SciTech Students Featured on NPR Program The Confluence

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.

http://micropopbio.org/news.html