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.
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.
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
more information, contact Carol Yoannone at 412.237.2540.
###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.