Pittsburgh Students Rise to the Challenge of Addressing World Water Crises

Pittsburgh Students Rise to the Challenge of Addressing World Water Crises

Pittsburgh Students Rise to the Challenge of Addressing World Water Crises

Pittsburgh area high school students came together at the University of Pittsburgh to address world water crises and spread awareness. Without a formal structure, creativity thrived and students took ownership of their campaigns.

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Game Design Contest Empowers the Player

Game Design Contest Empowers the Player

A national video game design contest takes the game controller out of kids’ hands and replaces it with the reins.

The National STEM Video Game Challenge, an initiative of the Smithsonian Institution in partnership with the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and E-Line Media, is soliciting applications for its fourth annual game design competition. High school and middle school students are invited to submit entries by February 25, 2015.

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For Urban Kids, the City is a Campus for Learning

For Urban Kids, the City is a Campus for Learning

How four cities are using their home turf to connect more kids with learning opportunities and to document what they learn with digital badges.

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Can the Power of Citizen Science Help Save the Environment?

Can the Power of Citizen Science Help Save the Environment?

How innovative technology is making it easier than ever before for ordinary citizens to become climate scientists.

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Ellis School senior creates summer learning program for younger students

Ellis School senior creates summer learning program for younger students

Chelsea Canedy, a ’13 senior from The Ellis School helps design a summer enrichment camp for disadvantaged young girls across the city.

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A Real-Life Magic School Bus Prepares Today’s Students for Tomorrow

A Real-Life Magic School Bus Prepares Today’s Students for Tomorrow

Part simulator, part video game, part classroom, new immersive learning environments teach students to work together to solve complex problems.

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No Ordinary Machine: At the STEM Design Challenge Local Students Build Robots to Solve Real-World Problems

No Ordinary Machine: At the STEM Design Challenge Local Students Build Robots to Solve Real-World Problems

In a challenge to use robotics to create a healthier, safer, and cleaner world, student engineers designed robots that can collect your trash and rehabilitate endangered animals. What’s next?

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Local Pittsburgh Teachers Get Slimed This Saturday

Local Pittsburgh Teachers Get Slimed This Saturday

The city of Pittsburgh is a great place to be a kid. Growing up in Pittsburgh means year-round sports games, long afternoons exploring wooded parks and field trips spent in planetariums, zoos and even submarines. But our best resource of all? Our people — especially our teachers.

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