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Sharp Edge Labs STEM Career Tour

Written by Alex Hoehn and Lena Clerici Our A.P Biology was honored with visiting three biology based laboratories. Sharp Edge Labs was one of our stops, and our favorite stop of the day. Sharp Edge Labs is a small company who specializes in discovering drugs to treat genetic disorders of protein trafficking. Being able to …

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Folia Water visits Baden Academy

Students from Baden Academy classrooms worked hard today to help people from Folia Water save lives around the year. Our kids listened attentively as they learned about children in the world who don’t have water that come from a tap.  Their faces expressed an innate empathy to learn that people in other parts of the world …

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Asking the Question: Who Am I?

     “Among the great questions of the human heart, none is more central than the question, “Who am I?” And among the great answers of the human spirit, none is more central than the experience of “I Am.” – Philosopher Jacob Needleman I was reminded of this quote as I worked with a third …

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Find Your Passion Winter Overnight

This overnight experience is perfect for High School students in grades 10, 11 or 12 seeking to choose a college, career path, and degree program.  It is also a good opportunity for college freshman and sophomore to explore their degree choices before they switch their major.     Find Your Passion takes a very different …

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The Hydrocarbons of Neville Chemical Company

The second day of the 2016 CWNC STEM Careers Tour began with a visit to Neville Chemical located on Neville Island, an island on the Ohio River about 10 miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Neville Chemical began in 1925 producing coumarone-indene resin from coke co-products that were being generated from the steel manufactures. During World War …

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Visit to NOVA Chemicals – Monaca

On Wednesday, June 15th, the 2016 CWNC STEM Careers Tour visited Nova Chemicals’ Beaver Valley plant. Nova Chemicals is a leading producers of plastics and chemicals. They develop and manufacture materials for customers worldwide who produce consumer, packaging and industrial products. The Beaver Valley site manufactures expandable polystyrene (EPS) resins and advanced foam resins. It …

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Exploring Natural Gas in a Visit to PennEnergy

“America is built on energy.” The first stop of our 2016 STEM Careers Tour was PennEnergy Resources located in Robinson Township, a northwest suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. PennEnergy Resources is an independent oil & gas company with a focus on acquiring and developing oil and gas shale resources into operating wells and reserves. They currently …

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TechShop Pittsburgh

One of the last stops on our June 2016 CWNC STEM Careers Tour was TechShop Pittsburgh located in Bakery Square in Pittsburgh’s East End.  TechShop Pittsburgh is a do-it-yourself makerspace, where you can create anything that you can imagine.  There is equipment for woodworking, laser cutters, 3D printers, a metal shop, sewing machines, a waterjet …

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What is a Chemical Engineer? University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Chemistry and Petroleum

On Monday, June 13, 2016, we began our STEM Careers Tour with a visit to University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Chemistry and Petroleum. Students gathered in a conference room for a brief introductory presentation. While we ate our lunch, four graduate students studying chemical engineering described what a chemical engineer is, and how they differ …

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A Chat at Chatham: Falk School of Sustainability

On our last day of the 2016 CWNC STEM Careers Tour, we went to the Falk School of Sustainability. The Falk School of Sustainability was founded in 2010 at Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus. It was inspired by the work of Rachel Carson, famed author and environmentalist (and 1929 Chatham University alumni), who advocated sustainability …

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