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Girls of Steel compete in the FIRST Robotics competition.

Planting the seed: Local organizations create opportunities for girls interested in STEM careers

In America, women are significantly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math fields, but several Pittsburgh organizations are working to change the statistics. Through mentorship and hands-on experience these local programs are working to pave the way for a more gender balanced generation of STEM professionals.

Toby Greenwalt

Where old-timey and online collide: A Q&A with Toby Greenwalt, CLP's director of digital strategy

From his blog, TheAnalogDivide.com to his new gig as the first ever director of digital strategy at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Toby Greenwalt is shaking the conservative librarian stereotype by using his interest in technology to keep the public library relevant to communities.

Nicole Aquillano

There's no place like home: A Q&A with Pittsburgh-born ceramic artist Nicole Aquillano

The Society For Contemporary Craft's summer resident, Nicole Aquillano, creates usable, ceramic art deeply rooted in place. Her inspiration comes from a longing she often feels for the home where she grew up in Beaver County.

Dan Rugh and his Children

Local biz in da' Burgh: A Q&A with Dan Rugh of Commonwealth Press

Commonwealth Press is the perfect example of the Pittsburgh startup dream—an entrepreneurial web designer made good. Learn more about how Dan Rugh translated tech and design skills into a successful branding firm and silk screen press.

PNC Bank in Lawrenceville

Over a century of startups: the top ten Pittsburgh-founded businesses of all time

Recently, Pittsburgh has become known as a great city for tech startups, but its history as a prime location for founding a business is much longer. Read on to learn about over 100 years of top businesses that started their booms in the 'Burgh.

Chris Hale

Q&A: Chris Hale of Victory Media talks about what's next for veterans returning home

With five media brands under the Victory Media umbrella, Hale and his troops are working to help veterans bridge the gap between active duty and active employment.

Anne Lopez and Kylie Walker of Romeo Delivers at AlphaLab

The battle for talent: What cities are doing to attract urban professionals

For today's top talent, the job market is only one thing to consider when choosing where to live. They also want a vibrant city to plug into, a creative place where they can network with other smart people, and a dynamic place where they can find their next job.

Gabriella Gasparich won Robert Morris University's highest undergraduate honor.

Rising stars: Four Pittsburgh undergraduates to watch

From engineering to psychology, these scholars have made an impact through academic performance and civic engagment, not only in their university communities, but also in Pittsburgh as a whole.

Thread founder Ian Rosenberger

Steel City keeps entrepreneurs coming back

Thanks to a vibrant startup scene and resources such as Innovation Works, PGH is growing in popularity for new companies.

Looking out of the Penn X Roup Gallery. Photo Courtesy of 5450 Modern

There IS foot traffic in Garfield: A Q&A with Nico Hartkopf of the Penn x Roup Gallery

Nico Hartkopf swapped his services as an architect and designer to offset the cost of rent at 5450 Penn Ave. As he looks to make businesses in the building viable, he contends that the East End community is the next big thing.

PennLive's new workspace

State of PA: Pennsylvania's coolest workplaces

Pittsburgh's own Wigle Whiskey is on the list!

Beth Corning of The Glue Factory.

Disruptors: Five Pittsburghers shaking up the status quo and reshaping our world

Using the power of art, technology, community and academia these citizens are creating the critical differences that will propel Pittsburgh forward.

Tyler Crumrine, the founder of Plays Inverse. Photo by Brian Cohen

Plays Inverse creates a literary experience for readers of the printed play

After years of reading poorly produced editions of his favorite shows, Tyler Crumrine indentified an opportunity to improve the printing quality of theatrical literature by starting a small press here in Pittsburgh.

Anna Martemucci, director of Hollidaysburgh. Photo by Sarah Cunningham

'The Chair' project demonstrates the film industry's impact on the Pittsburgh economy

The Chair, a 10-part documentary film series, depicts two directors making a film from the same script here in Pittsburgh. Hollywood producers partnered with Steeltown Entertainment and Point Park University to showcase the Steel City's versatility for shooting a feature film and benefit our local economy.

Rachel Carlson on the Gateway Clipper

Connecting local businesses with the Pittsburgh community: A Q&A with Rachel Carlson of Yelp!

Carlson uses her passion for Pittsburgh to bring the online experience of Yelp! offline, connecting business owners with their communities in a visceral way.
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