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

 

Keystone Testing Begins

As a reminder, state-mandated Keystone re-testing will take place on the following dates.
✏️Algebra 1 – Tuesday, January 8 (re-tests only for 9th, 10th and 11th graders)
 
✏️Biology – Thursday, January 10 (re-tests for 10th and 11th graders; students finishing Biology with Mr. Rose will take it for the first time)
 
✏️Literature – Tuesday, January 15 (re-tests only for 10th and 11th graders)
 
If your student is testing, they received a letter in Advisory. Please consult the documents below and contact Jonathan Edwards, our Student Assessment Coordinator with any questions.
Phone: 412-529-7698
Email: jedwards1@pghschools.org

Young Women in Bio

Nine students interested in pursuing STEM fields recently joined for the Young Women in Bio mentoring session at SciTech. Students are partnered with female leaders in STEM who mentor the students in resume building, networking and other opportunities to enhance their future careers.

SciTech Interact Club Wins Award

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.

Interact Club

Interact Club Students Volunteer

Interact Club students braved the rain to volunteer at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s Produce 2 People distribution at Langley on Thursday night.  Students brought their enthusiasm and positivity and helped to provide 240 local families with fresh food.