Pitt Science Outreach
Pitt Science Outreach Programs
"The Science of Nutrition and Exercise" is a six-week nutrition and fitness program designed to engage and excite 4th- to 6th-grade students about science in a nontraditional way. Students will:
Discussion topics include:
Volunteers work closely with students as "near-peer" mentors to help them understand scientific concepts and reinforce learning. To volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Outreach Workshops and Other Outreach Activities
CTSI offers quarterly workshops for students interested in learning effective science outreach skills. Detailed information on CTSI science outreach opportunities and related training including obtaining necessary clearances required to work with children can be found by clicking here.
School Lecture Series
The school lecture series introduces students to biomedical research topics using fun, hands-on experiences. Lectures include:
Speaking of Science-shares communication skills and strategies for giving presentations to scientific and general audiences. Topics include:
Students learn to convey scientific information in an interesting, engaging way, stay focused, emphasize appropriate messages, and maintain audience attention. Additional topics:
Translating Science-teaches students how to create public outreach tools for communicating science. Students work in teams to develop lectures and supportive materials (PowerPoint slides, labs, videos, hands-on activities) for science topics suitable for presentation to audiences of middle and high school students.
Translating Science Independent Study-allows students to effectively train other students to use the materials they have developed earlier in Translating Science. [Prerequisites: Speaking of Science, Translating Science] Students will meet independently with advisors who have appropriate project-related expertise, as well as attend middle and high school presentations done by those whom they have trained (overseen by course director).