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The STAR Center
This participant at The STAR Center, experienced what it feels like when people develop arthritis in their hands.

Do you love science, technology, engineering, or math? Do you want to make a career out of that love, but don't know where to start? Maybe you're interested in investigating places for summer internships on your days off from school?

If you have questions about STEM careers, we have answers! Tour Your Future is a career exploration program that give girls in middle and high school an opportunity to meet female professionals who work in various organizations. The program shows girls that they can find a place in science by introducing them to diverse STEM careers, from avian zoologists and accountants to software engineers and surgeons!

Student operating a surgical robot at Allegheny General Hospital
This participant was given the opportunity to operate a surgical robot at Allgheny General Hospital.

Typical tours include a guided tour of the host site's facility, a question-and-answer style session with women professionals, and a fun hands-on activity related to the work that professionals do at the host site. 

To register for tours, please call 412. 237. 3400.

Tours are open to girls ages 11-17 and are $5 per girl. Both individuals and groups are welcome.

Payment for individuals is due at time of registration. If you are registering an organization or school group, payment and attendee names are due NO LATER THAN 2 weeks prior to the event. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

If your daughter(s) is unable to attend any scheduled tour, please contact 412-237-3400 to cancel your reservation at least one week in advance. Space is limited, and we have a waiting list for tours. We want as many girls as possible to have this exciting opportunity.

All tours are on site at the specified locations. These are NOT at Carnegie Science Center. After registration is complete, you will receive an informational email approximately one week prior to the tour date with specific arrival and tour details.

 


Spring 2019 Tour Schedule

Is the tour you want to book sold out? Call in and ask about being added to our waitlist!


Koppers Inc. - SOLD OUTKoppers Inc. Logo

Monday, January 21, 2019

10:00AM-2:00PM

1005 William Pitt Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 (Harmar Twp.)

Koppers, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an integrated global provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds. Its products and services are used in a variety of niche applications in a diverse range of end-markets, including the railroad, specialty chemical, utility, residential lumber, agriculture, aluminum, steel, rubber, and construction industries. The tour will provide hands on chemistry and chemical engineering experiences. Students will explore and participate in two different forensic experiments and test out virtual reality.

Special Note: This tour includes lunch. Any allergies/ food preferences will be collected before the tour.

Capacity: 20 girls max

Website: www.koppers.com


Simcoach Games- SOLD OUTSimcoach Games Logo

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

9:00AM-11:00AM

40 24th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Simcoach Games is a Pittsburgh-based technology spin-out of Carnegie Mellon University, dedicated to creating video games that inspire and connect the workforce of tomorrow to job opportunities. Since 2005, Simcoach Games has partnered with Fortune 500 organizations across industries to produce games that reinforce critical skills and help players discover their abilities and interests. You’ll have the opportunity to playtest some of their latest mobile games and give the developers valuable feedback. Witness the power of life-changing video games!

Special Notes: Girls may bring a smartphone or tablet capable of downloading apps to playtest. If girls are unable to bring a personal device, an iPad will be provided.

Capacity: 15 girls max

Website: www.simcoachgames.com


Bidwell Training Center- SOLD OUTBidwell Training Center Logo

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

 9:30AM-11:30AM

1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Bidwell Training Center offers NO-COST, post-secondary training for all students with a HS Diploma or GED. They offer seven majors: Culinary Arts, Horticulture Technology, Pharmacy Tech, Medical Assistant, Medical Coder, Medical Claims Processer and a 13-month Occupational Associate Degree in Specialized Technology in Laboratory Technician. While visiting BTC, girls will engage with the current Pharmacy Tech students to learn how to compound medications from a powder to a paste, work with Medical Assistant students to learn about blood pressure and heart rate monitoring, as well as participate in an activity with their Lab Tech students, learning how to write their names using the elements of the periodic table. Students will also tour the Greenhouse and Culinary Arts Amphitheatre.

Capacity: 15 girls max

Website: www.bidwelltraining.edu


PPG's Coatings and Innovation Center PPG Logo

Thursday, February 7, 2019

9:00AM-11:30AM

4325 Rosanna Drive, Allison Park, PA 15101

Have you ever wondered what PPG is all about? Maybe you caught a game at PPG Paints Arena, or went ice skating at PPG Place or went to the PPG Aquarium to look at the penguins? Come to PPG’s Coatings Innovation Center to learn about the science behind the surface. At PPG, employees work every day to develop the paints, coatings and specialty materials customers have trusted for 135 years. On this tour, you will discover how paints and coatings affect your everyday life. You will hear about how paint can protect boats, bridges, soda cans and beautify buildings, cars and even your room!

Capacity: 15 girls max

Website: http://corporate.ppg.com/Home.aspx


Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Phipps Conservatory Logo

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

10:00 amNoon

1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to grow your own tropical forest? Are you interested in the most cutting-edge green energy technology in the world? Or maybe you love sharing exciting information about the natural world. There is only one place in Pittsburgh that combines these unique facets into one exciting workplace, and that is Phipps Conservatory. On a visit there, you will learn what it’s like to work in one of the twelve most energy-efficient buildings in the world, and explore their gardens while learning how they combine an appreciation of nature and beauty with the academics of science.

Capacity: 15 girls max

Website: https://phipps.conservatory.org/

 


Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics PIA Logo

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Noon-2:00PM

5 Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin, PA 15122

Ranked the #1 Two-Year Trade School by Forbes Magazine in 2018, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics offers a hands-on educational opportunity in the fields of aviation maintenance and aviation electronics. Their fleet of 11 aircraft and dozens of engines becomes your classroom, where you learn how to repair, maintain, and overhaul a plane from the ground up. Learn more about what an aviation technician does on a day-to-day basis and explore an in-demand career you can be proud of!

Capacity: 15 girls max

Website: www.pia.edu


CMU- Game Design @ OH! Lab- SOLD OUTCMU LogoOh! Lab Logo

Thursday, February 21, 2019

10:00AM-Noon

4602 Newell Simon Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Do you like to play games? Did you know that there are people that study games and how they are made? Come visit the OH!Lab at Carnegie Mellon University and meet the individuals that play games for a living! Learn about how research combines with skills and experience to create a game design career. Become a game designer for the day when you design and build a game that you can take home. Learn why verbs are the most important part of a game, and how the iterative design process works.

Capacity: 12 girls max

Website: https://ohlabcmu.wordpress.com/

 


Duquesne Light Company Duquesne Light Company

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

10:00 AM1:00 PM

Woods Run Complex, 2841 New Beaver Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Duquesne Light distributes electrical power to Pittsburgh and surrounding counties. You will tour the Company Operations Center where operators monitor the entire DLC electrical system 24 hours a day, and respond to emergencies to minimize outages. You will meet the women engineers that work throughout the company to keep the power on for their customers. The tour will include an activity which will provide you with a better understanding of how electricity works. Get immersed in a real-life scenario, as you step in the shoes of a DLC employee to power a building. You’ll learn how efficiency, time management, preserving resources, teamwork, and re-designing for improvement play an important role in engineering.

Capacity: 15 girls max

Website: www.duquesnelight.com

 


Covestro Covestro Logo

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

10:00 AM-Noon

1 Covestro Circle, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Covestro is a leading producer of polymers and high-performance plastics. Their products range from raw materials for polyurethanes to high-performance polycarbonates and precursors for paints, coatings, adhesives, and sealants. As a leading materials supplier for the building and construction industry, Covestro’s vision is to make the world a brighter place with products and technologies that promote sustainability and reduce the impact on the environment. During this tour, you will see the machines that create these products, visit the labs, and conduct a hands-on experiment, all while interacting with Covestro’s women scientists and engineers.

Capacity: 15 girls max

http://www.covestro.us/


CEI Inc. CEI Logo

Thursday, March 14, 2019

10:00AM-12:00PM

1000 Omega Drive, Suite 1150, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

As a trusted technology partner, CEI delivers solutions that help their customers transform their business and achieve meaningful results. From strategy and custom application development through application management – their technology and digital experience services are tailored to meet each unique need of their customers. The staffing solutions bring specialized skills to complement the customers’ workforce and project requirements. Meet a business analyst, project manager, application support specialist, user experience designer, and associate software developer on tour. Learn about how they help real customers achieve results. During the tour you will also get a firsthand look at application development.

Capacity: 15 girls max

Website: www.ceiamerica.com


EQT Corporation EQT Corporation Logo

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

9:00AM-11:00AM

625 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Have you ever wondered where the gas comes from that helps to heat your home? Come tour EQT and learn all about the booming natural gas industry in Southwestern Pennsylvania! EQT has developed smarter and cleaner drilling technologies, enabling them to become the country’s largest natural gas producer. With operations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, they are a technology-driven leader in the use of horizontal drilling and green completions. They are committed to meeting the country’s growing demand for clean energy, while continuing to promote safety, provide a rewarding workplace, and enrich the communities where their employees live and work. Come meet some of the women at EQT, and learn about the natural gas drilling process, and how they are responsible for producing the perfect well. You’ll tour EQT’s core lab and real-time operations center. During the tour, you will also “build a pipeline” and “frack a well” through hands-on experiments created by the Carnegie Science Center!

Capacity: 15 girls max

Website: www.eqt.com


Veka Inc. Veka Inc. Logo

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

10:00 amNoon

100 Veka Drive, Zelienople, PA 16123

Veka Inc. uses product innovation and high-tech progress to keep itself at the top of the extrusion industry. It is one of the largest vinyl extruders in the business. They produce the PVC profiles for window companies to manufacture windows and doors, and they also extrude vinyl deck and fencing. Come tour their office and plant, where you will see their full showroom of products, and see the process of manufacturing products from start to finish. You’ll visit the chemical compound department, extrusion, and warehouse. See how windows and doors are tested when you witness a demonstration of their window cannons shattering some window walls. Also, see how employees identify issues in products when you learn about quality assurance.

Capacity: 15 girls max

Website: http://vekainc.com/

 


La Roche College- Radiography- SOLD OUTLa Roche Radiography

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

1:00 pm- 3:00 pm

9000 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237

La Roche College partners with the Ohio Valley Hospital School of Radiography in a two-year program that allows students to earn a degree in Radiologic Technology. A radiologic technologist, or radiographer, is a healthcare professional who plays an important role in patient care, assisting with the diagnosis and treatment of illness and disease. Using x-rays, radiologic technologists perform imaging tests that uncover various medical conditions, helping doctors determine the best course of treatment for their patients. During the tour, Ohio Valley Hospital’s School of Radiography Program Director, Lori Fazio, will discuss the program and describe what it's like to have a career in radiologic technology. Ohio Valley’s Clinical Instructor, Melissa Russell, will explain and demonstrate basic x-ray examinations, with utilization of skeletons and x-ray films. Participants will also tour La Roche College, including the residence halls, book store, library and Kerr Fitness Center, with current La Roche students.

Capacity: 25 girls max

Website: www.laroche.edu

 


Kennametal Kennametal

Saturday, April 6, 2019

1:00PM-3:00PM

1600 Technology Way, Latrobe, PA 15650

Kennametal Inc. is a global industrial technology leader delivering productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Come and tour their technology center which includes a visit through their pressing and sintering operations, test and demonstration center, as well as the metal cutting, coating and material labs. Spend the afternoon learning how powder is transformed into solid, wear resistant tooling solutions, and participate in a hands-on simulation of subtractive material shaping and how it compares and contrasts to additive manufacturing.

Capacity: 15 girls max

http://www.kennametal.com

 

 


CMU- Nanoscience: Seeing at the Nanoscale-SOLD OUTCMU Logo

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

1:00PM-3:00PM

4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Nanomaterials are small particles of matter, such as gold, silicon, and carbon, that are 1/100,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair in size. Come visit the Chem Lab at CMU where research in the optical properties of nanomaterials is performed. Learn all about optics and nanoparticles, and how nanomaterials are revolutionizing the research behind consumer goods on the market today. See how these materials are visualized when you try out their laser-based optical microscopes!

Capacity: 15 girls max

Website: www.chem.cmu.edu/groups/peteanu

 


Pittsburgh Technical College- SOLD OUTPittsburgh Technical College Logo

Saturday, April 27, 2019

10:30 AM- 12:30PM

1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071

Are you interested in learning how to manage, secure and protect digital resources? Visit Pittsburgh Technical College’s Security and Forensics lab and become a detective. Learn how to access file information when you work on a digital forensic case using the program Autopsy. Learn about phishing scams and the basics of digital forensics. Become aware of online dangers and how to recover deleted data and information.

Capacity: 25 girls max

Website: www.ptcollege.edu


M*Modal M*Modal Logo

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

10:00AMNoon

1710 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

M*Modal is a fast-moving technology company in the health care industry. Their speech recognition and natural language understanding technologies provide meaningful assistance to physicians and other medical professional to help them focus on what matters most—caring for their patients. M*Modal helps healthcare providers to create higher-quality documentation more efficiently with an integrated suite of speech recognition solutions for physician documentation, clinical documentation improvement (CDI), coding and transcription solutions and services, as well as adoption services. Come tour their workspaces and see product demos. Hear from their software engineers and user experience designers, and use M*Modal’s speech recognition technology to dictate a script of a patient encounter.

Capacity: 15 girls max

Website: www.mmodal.com


To register for tours, please call 412.237.3400.


 

For Professional Women in STEM Fields

If you are an awesome, snazzy, and smart woman working in STEM, we would love to meet you!  You're just one click away from inspiring some of our next great scientists! Please take the time to fill out this form to host a Tour Your Future event at your place of work.

Questions?  Please contact Tina Seidelson at SeidelsonT@CarnegieScienceCenter.org for more info