8 October 2021

Volunteers Sought for Carnegie Science Center Space & Astronomy SciTech Days

Susanna Kohler

Susanna Kohler American Astronomical Society (AAS)

Poster advertising Carnegie Science Center's SciTech Days

The Carnegie Science Center is seeking volunteers — both local and virtual — for an upcoming Space & Astronomy SciTech Day occurring on 19 November 2021 in Pittsburgh, PA, and online. SciTech Days are public events that connect middle- and high-school students to real-world scientists, engineers, tradespeople, and other professionals from local companies and universities.

STEM professionals that specialize in space and astronomy are invited to share their expertise with middle- and high-school students during this SciTech Day as exhibitors, career conversation panelists, and virtual content providers. The ultimate goal of SciTech Days is to introduce students to the wide array of career opportunities that exist within these fields and provide them with the opportunity to engage with professionals actively working in these industries, and to inspire them to pursue a career path in STEM.

It is free to exhibit during SciTech Days, and anyone participating in on-site activities during the event (i.e., as an exhibitor or a career conversation panelist) will receive free admission to the Carnegie Science Center during SciTech Day, as well as parking and cafe vouchers.

Volunteers unable to participate in the on-site outreach opportunities are invited to share their expertise and promote their organizations through virtual content creation for inclusion on the Carnegie Science Center educational portal during SciTech. Virtual content could be a brief 5-minute demonstration, facility tour, or a 20-minute interview with staff or educational presentation; it is entirely up to the content creators.

For questions about SciTech Days or to volunteer, please contact Carnegie Science Center's STEM Events Coordinator Lorren Kezmoh.