CCAC receives grant to fund STEM Exploration program for youth

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County is pleased to announce it has received a grant in the amount of $4,722 from the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board to provide career exploration opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) this spring for low-income youth living in the City of Pittsburgh or Allegheny County.

CCAC’s STEM Exploration program will introduce students to a campus environment that includes academics, career exploration, and real-world learning experiences. The college will offer five events at its four campuses that will engage youth in hands-on STEM activities. The students will have the opportunity to work with CCAC faculty and students to learn the approach professionals take to investigate and solve STEM-related issues. The students will also learn about CCAC certificate and degree programs that prepare graduates for entry-level employment in bio-remediation, biotechnology, computer and information technology, electronics, computer-aided drafting, engineering, laboratories, manufacturing and software design.

The STEM Exploration program will serve students ages 14 to 21 who will participate in the following activities at these locations and dates/times: Gaming and Simulation – North Campus (May 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.); Biology: Anatomy and Physiology—Find the Bones and Demonstration of Nao, the Robot & Flying/Walking Drones – South Campus (May 9 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.); Biotechnology: DNA Isolation – Allegheny Campus (May 20 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.); Bioengineering: Chicken Little Dissection – Boyce Campus (June 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

For more information, contact Carol Yoannone at 412.237.2540.

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates nearly 30,000 credit students through more than 150 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer programs and offers thousands of students access to noncredit and workforce development courses. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to approximately 500 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit www.ccac.edu to learn more.

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