Teachers & Parents

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Teachers & Parents

in·no·vate (n-vt) v.

to begin or introduce (something new) for or as if for the first time-The Free Dictionary by Farlex

Welcome! Our main goal is to help you develop informed and creative minds of the future – your students and children. Whether you are guiding a child as an educator and/or parent you have a vital role in encouraging young minds to expand their knowledge and consider new innovations that can improve human health. Together, let’s plant a seed and watch it grow.

As an innovator it is up to you to introduce or, in some cases reintroduce, new and stimulating ways for children and young people to look at science. The Office of Science Education Outreach, Health Sciences, is a source for innovative ideas and resources to get your students and children interested in science. Come partner with our office and begin to foster their lifelong interest in the many facets of science, and the endless possibilities that this dynamic subject has to offer.

For Teachers

As the field of science continuously changes, understanding new principles and an abundance of information can help encourage the growth of young minds of future scientists and investigators. The University of Pittsburgh offers educational opportunities for teachers interested in updating and renewing their passion for shaping the next generation of informed and creative minds. Listed below are various workshops and training opportunities offered by the University of Pittsburgh and other organizations in the Pittsburgh region.

University of Pittsburgh Opportunities
Department of Biologic Sciences Workshops for High School Teachers
Regional Pittsburgh Opportunities
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center K-12 Outreach Programs

For Parents

We recognize that you are critical in providing guidance and support to children who may have different levels of ability and interest in science. The Office of Science Education Outreach, Health Sciences, has provided web pages that are specialized for children of different ages.

Please visit our Discover pages to view an array of science summer programs offered at the University of Pittsburgh and abroad:

Elementary School banner Elementary School Students (Grades K-5)

Middle School Students (Grades 6-8)

High School Banner High School Students (Grades 9-12)

Have a Question?

The members of the Office of Science Education Outreach, Health Sciences, invite you to keep in touch. Please feel free to email or call the office with any questions, ideas or feedback you may have to improve our service to you.

If you are visiting the University of Pittsburgh, please stop by the Office of Science Education Outreach, Health Sciences, during normal business hours.

Contact Information:

Katie Rossi, Project Coordinator
Suite M-240 Scaife Hall
3350 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Office: 412-648-9000
Fax: 412-648-9065