Get Involved!

There are many ways you can get involved at SciTech, below are some of the clubs and organizations we have. Feel free to visit the teacher to learn more!

 

Activity, Club, Organization Description Teacher, Room Number and Email
Feminist Student Union (FSU) Feminist Student Union is an organization of young men and women in grades 9-12 who are interested in discussing and working on issues relating to ending sexism in our school and community. Ms. Reynolds

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creynolds2@pghschools.org

Black Student Union (BSU) Black Student Union is a group where students come together to discuss racial issues and how these impact students. We search for solutions and in-depth dialogue about living in a racially-charged society. Mr. Ronevich
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pronevich1@pghschools.org
Interact Club Interact Club strives to serve others by participating in community service projects.  The majority of these activities occur after school and on weekends, and we volunteer with organizations such as the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Light of Life Ministries, and the Best of the Batch Foundation. Ms. Lazzaro
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jlazzaro1@pghschools.org
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) The Gender and Sexuality Alliance at Sci-Tech is focused on education our school about the LGBTQIA+ community within Sci-Tech and the Pittsburgh community. Help us partner with other student organizations within the school, plan events, field trips, and host a safe space for discussions. All are welcome! Ms. Simpson
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hsimpson1@pghschools.org
Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) and Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair (PRSEF) The Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair (PRSEF) and the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) are two science competitions that students can showcase their own scientific research to a panel of judges.  Students are eligible for significant cash and scholarship awards.  PJAS is held in early February and PRSEF is held end of March. Mr. Rose
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brose1@pghschools.org

Athletics Learn about all of the athletics offered at SciTech. Mr. Shevitz

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kshevitz1@pghschools.org

BotsIQ BotsIQ is an educational robotics competition for high school age students. It provides these students with a unique, hands-on experience that allows them to discover the possibilities of a career in the manufacturing sector, and other science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) fields. The competition involves designing, building, and operating a 15 pound bot in a gladiator arena. Mr. Lancet

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hlancet1@pghschools.org

Mock Trial Mock trial is an activity open to twelve students per year in grades 9-12. Students prepare to portray attorneys or witnesses and compete in a trial setting against other schools in Allegheny County. Please speak to Ms. Miller if you are interested in continuing SciTech’s record of mock trial success! Ms. Miller
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jmiller1@pghschools.org
Sea Perch SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics after-school program that equips students with the resources they need to build a small submarine (Remotely Operated Vehicle).  Working with engineers from Bettis Laboratories, the SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) in addition to problem solving and teamwork. Mr. Miller

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mmiller1@pghschools.org

 

Math League Students participate in monthly competitions with Allderdice, Obama, and Winchester Thurston.  Each monthly contest consists of a Team Round in which each team works together to solve 5 problems and 2 Individual Rounds in which each student works independently to solve a set of problems. Ms. Skoda

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askoda1@pghschools.org

Stand Together for Change This is a student led group supported by DrK and the Allegheny County Health department to raise awareness and educate Teens about Mental Health Issues in our school and community.  The goal is to break the stigma against mental illness.  This group will run school wide initiatives, work with community partners and present the work done at SciTech in May 2019.  If interested in mental health issues please join us!  This is open to 9-12th grade students. Dr. Kinchington

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ekinchington1@pghschools.org

Young Women in Bio Mentoring Program This is a new group affiliated with the Pittsburgh chapter of Women in Bio to help mentor and support young women who are interested in pursuing Science or life science fields.  There will be 5 meetings throughout the school year meeting after school with female community mentors along with other events in the Pittsburgh area.  This is for 9-12th grade students and will be limited to 14 participants. Dr. Kinchington

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ekinchington1@pghschools.org

Quiz Bowl Quiz Bowl is a club that challenges a team with an array of questions and categories. This team will compete at Pittsburgh Allderdice against multiple schools for a chance to advance to a regional competition. All high school grade levels welcome! Mr. Hofer
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thofer1@pghschools.org

Yearbook If you love to design layouts, take photos, or have fundraising ideas.  The yearbook staff would love to have you.  We work together with staff and students to publish the yearbook through our publisher Jostens.  The yearbook is a small piece of out school at this time in History.  Help to preserve these memories. Ms. Reiser
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creiser1@pghschools.org

African American History Bowl Students in Grades 9-12 can compete in the African American challenge bowl by reading a book (TBD) about African American history and answering questions. Two students will go to the local competition takes place in February and the winner goes on to nationals over the summer.   SciTech has won first place once and second place several times in recent years.  This program is led by Tyler Hofer.

 

Students in grades 6-8 can compete in the African American Challenge Bowl by studying trivia about African American History.  They compete in groups of four at a local competition.  SciTech has won second place multiple times in recent years.  This program is led by Wendy Moore.

 

Mr. Hofer
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thofer1@pghschools.org

 

Ms. Moore
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wmoore1@pghschools.org

Battle of the Books Students interested in competing in the Battle of the Books must commit to reading up to 10 books in competition groups of 2-5 and attending the Battle.   Students read and answer questions about the Books at a competition at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.   Students in grades 6, 7-8, and 9-12 can compete.  This program is led by Wendy Moore. Ms. Moore
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wmoore1@pghschools.org