Higher Education

By May 2017…

  • Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) commits to expanding innovative learning opportunities by:
    • Offering 640 students from kindergarten through 9th grade opportunities to interact with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) professionals through CMU’s Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach so that students can acquire accurate information and be inspired about career possibilities.
    • Providing 35 new scholarships for Gelfand Outreach Saturday and summer programs to ensure that more students have access to these rigorous educational programs.
    • Partnering with Digital Promise (an organization working to accelerate innovation in education to improve opportunities to learn and close the digital learning gap) to create a rapid cycle feedback loop with forty League of Innovative Schools educators from the Avonworth, Elizabeth Forward, and South Fayette school districts and ten education technology developers from Digital Dream Labs, eSpark, and Amplify.
    • The Community Robotics, Engineering, And Technology Empowerment (CREATE) Lab will launch a series of CONTEXT podcasts, featuring ideas and interviews developed during the CONTEXT conferences.
  • The CREATE Lab Satellite of Carlow University will strengthen its STEAM program with a focus on Engineering and Technology activities.
  • Robert Morris University will partner with the Avonworth, Cornell, Moon Area, and Quaker Valley School Districts to embed making into pre-service teacher training through college coursework and fieldwork in partner school districts, impacting 150 pre-service educators, 150 K-12 teachers, and approximately 5,000 students.