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Category: STEM Careers

STEM Careers Tour Visits Google!

LET’s visit Google! Grades 6-12 SATURDAY March 19, 2016  9:00am – 3:30pm Leaving from Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic Grades 6-12 are invited for an exciting tour of the magical offices of Google Pittsburgh. Get a chance to talk with some of the extraordinary software designers and technology gurus that work there. Following lunch (on your own …

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STEM Summer Camps @ CWNC

Registration is now open for the STEM Summer Camps at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic. ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM FOR HIGH SCHOOL JUNE 13 – JUNE 17 All Day STEM Careers Tour Travel by bus to 10 companies and 5 college campuses in and around Pittsburgh for tours, discussions, activities, and explorations. Find Your Passion helps students discover the massively transformative purpose …

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Space: A Reemerging Frontier

Did you see the Falcon 9 launch, what one person described as accurately throwing a pencil over the Empire State Building and having it land on dime on the other side. Have you been following the news United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing that launched ten times in the last …

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Inside a Smart Phone

Smart Phones are one of the fastest spreading technology in human history. Are you just a consumer, or are you a creator of mobile applications for others to consume? Bear in mind, 24% of all mobile app developers make $0.00 from their apps. But knowing app development gets you in the door of the companies you …

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Unemployed and Underemployed College Graduates

A May 2015 Washington Post article by Ylan Q. Mui quoted a few startling statistics for parents and kids to keep in mind as the flurry of college application season begins. A Bachelor’s degree doesn’t come with guarantees The unemployment rate for recent graduates is just over 5 percent Underemployment (college graduates people working in jobs …

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Platypus LLC STEM Careers Tour – Flood Gates of Collaboration

Out of our sixteen tours, the tour of Platypus, LLC was my favorite. Platypus, LLC is a Pittsburgh based company that provides environmental monitoring solutions for water bodies using autonomous robotic boats. Pras Velagapudi, their Chief Technology Officer, was our guide. He started by explaining how Platypus used a combination of marine, electrical,  and software engineering to …

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Monday’s STEM Career Tour

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Encountering a 305,000 pound robot in Vegas!

“Really, that’s what you noticed?!”  (comment of my husband after the show) We happened into tickets to the phenomenal Cirque de Soleil show KÀ in Vegas.  The music, the story, the actors, the costumes were all extraordinary, but what caught my attention was the robot!  Performers fought, danced, leaped, climbed and fell from what appears …

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