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The Pittsburgh region is known for its focus on schools (just look at the Pittsburgh Promise) and its many strong universities and colleges, from Pitt and Carnegie Mellon to Robert Morris and Point Park. With its large population of college students, Pittsburgh ranks among tops in the country as a College Town. Aside from the impressive institutions of higher learning, the research is world-class and keeps the region in the forefront of science and technology.

Education Features

Learning laboratory

Parks conservancy group gives Pittsburgh students a lesson in STEM

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has turned the city's green spaces into a vast outdoor classroom for students exploring STEM subjects at Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Kinsa Smart Thermometer

Local school children beta test real-time map of human health

With increasing concerns over serious contagious illnesses like measles and the tension between public safety and privacy regarding health information, the Kinsa Smart Thermometer could change the way health information is shared.

disarmingviolence

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Disarming Violence: SPACE Gallery event combines art and activism

Disarming Violence brings together the thought-provoking art of SPACE Gallery's "Unloaded" exhibition with important programming featuring several prominent social justice organizations discussing community violence. 

Tech literacy in practice

Homework for parents: How to prepare students for career success

How can we prepare girls for a future workplace that's increasingly global and technology-driven? Teach them the three essential skills for career success, say experts from The Ellis School.

Robin Fusco takes notes during the first residency.

Point Park University's new low-residency MFA program attracts students from around the world

Point Park University's new Master of Fine Arts program in screen- and playwriting allows students to benefit from Pittsburgh's rich cultural history without leaving their hometown.
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