Museums and Learning Places

By May 2017…

  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, which operates from 19 locations within the city of Pittsburgh and seeks to engage the community in literacy and learning, will bring innovative learning experiences like The LABS and All Hands on Tech to more than 244,000 children and teens.
    • The library will also partner with the Community Robotics, Engineering, and Technology Empowerment (CREATE) Lab at Carnegie Mellon University will implement a Children’s and Adult Book Group with book discussions and tech workshops. This group, focused on “Parenting for Technology Futures”, will ask for ways to contribute to the second installment of the book, but also share their parenting and tech strategies.
  • The Carnegie Science Center will train 200 kindergarten through 12th grade teachers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education as part of the 100Kin10 national initiative to train and retain 100,000 excellent STEM teachers to educate the next generation of innovators and problem solvers.
  • During the weekend of October 14, 2016, The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh CMP, along with HACK Pittsburgh, will host Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2016 – Pittsburgh’s second full-fledged Maker Faire with an expected attendance of 10,000. CMP will also:
    • Host the second in a series of national conferences focused on research in making and learning.
    • In conjunction with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, launch a website and distribution of a Supporting Making Toolkit nationally.
    • Begin a collaboration with Chevron around making via Pittsburgh Pirates “Explore Making” Photo Contest.
    • Announce a national program and Kickstarting Making Toolkit.
  • Mt. Lebanon Public Library will teach computer coding concepts to at least 30 elementary and middle school students.
  • The Millvale Community Library will expand its Maker programming to include adult-making nights, impacting over 100 adults.
  • The Senator John Heinz History Center will increase its regional impact through STEAM outreach initiatives that will inspire a future generation of innovators.