With many students now relying on remote learning for coursework, giving kids a platform to ask questions and receive individualized instruction has become our priority. Through our newly launched Online Mentoring program, students in grades 4-8 will be paired with a high school mentor for one or more cost-free tutoring sessions during the week to help with any math or science-related curricula. Please fill out the following form to register and we will get back to you within a week!
PTC Virtual STEM Summit 2020
May 28 to June 5, 2020
Partnering with the Pittsburgh Technology Council, STEM & Buds leaders served as student panelists alongside representatives from major tech companies during this seven-day event for students and educators across the city. This cost-free exploratory series aimed to spark interest in STEM career paths for students from all walks of life.
Virtual Digital Divide Event
June 3, 2020
During this time of social distancing, and consequently, remote learning, access to technology to stay connected is critical. Unfortunately, due to an already existing Digital Divide, differences in technological access and skillsets due to gender, ethnicity, socioeconomics, and language are exacerbated.
In this Digital Divide Workshop on Wednesday, June 3rd, middle school and high school students will be able to ask questions about these topics to an expert discussion panel, including nonprofit leaders, political candidates, and company executives. Then, students will have the opportunity to work together in small groups to brainstorm ideas and design a project to tackle a facet of the Digital Divide (more specifications of the challenge will be shared on the day of).
The discussion panel will last from 2 to 3 PM, and the project portion will proceed from 3 to 5 PM. We are looking for middle school students who are interested in learning about the Digital Divide, as well as high school students who would like to volunteer as mentors during project creation. Any members of the community who are interested are welcome to participate in either part of the workshop!
The workshop will be pay-what-you-can, with all proceeds benefiting the organization "Beyond the Laptops", which seeks to tackle the Digital Divide in Pittsburgh!
Go Red Goes STEM PGH
November 8, 2019
In partnership with the American Heart Association, STEM & Buds organizers helped encourage young girls to engage in STEM fields during this day-long event at the Carnegie Art Museum. From hosting a booth to partipating in speed-mentorship activities, our team of female leaders felt so lucky to come together with students, teachers, and companies across our city in efforts to close the gender gap in the STEM industry.