Carnegie Science Center http://wesa.fm en Wexford 17-Year-Old Folds Paper for Good http://wesa.fm/post/wexford-17-year-old-folds-paper-good <p>Calista Frederick-Jaskiewicz of Wexford wants you to know that folding paper can be meaningful.</p><p>The 17-year-old’s project, Origami Salami, is receiving national recognition for its service to the community. Jaskiewicz was named a distinguished finalist of the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, which honors students in grades 5-12 who are making a positive difference in their communities.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:52:22 +0000 Julian Routh 25102 at http://wesa.fm Area Middle School Students Imagine the Future of Transporation http://wesa.fm/post/area-middle-school-students-imagine-future-transporation <p>Students from three dozen middle schools across the region gathered at Carnegie Music Hall Saturday for Pittsburgh’s 15<sup>th</sup> annual <a href="http://futurecity.org/">Future City</a> competition.</p><p>Coordinated by the Carnegie Science Center, the competition challenges students to imagine and build the cities of the future.</p><p>Linda Ortenzo, director of STEM programs at the science center, said getting to the actual competition is a semester-long process.</p> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 16:50:20 +0000 Liz Reid 23047 at http://wesa.fm Area Middle School Students Imagine the Future of Transporation Student Summit to Teach High Schoolers About Energy Production http://wesa.fm/post/student-summit-teach-high-schoolers-about-energy-production <p>As new options for energy production become available, it&#39;s increasingly important for informed decision-making by the public regarding energy production.</p><p>The Carnegie Science Center&rsquo;s Chevron Center for STEM education and career development will host high school students from across the region Friday to educate them in a wide variety of technologies used for energy production.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:45:12 +0000 Haldan Kirsch 17809 at http://wesa.fm At Carnegie Science Center, the Fun's Not Just for Kids http://wesa.fm/post/carnegie-science-center-funs-not-just-kids <p>You never quite outgrow the excitement of dropping a Mentos in a liter of Coke to create a “geyser” or watching objects explode in a microwave, or at least that’s what the staff at the Carnegie Science Center thinks.</p><p>This is why the Science Center is opening its doors Sept. 6 to those who are kids at heart, but actually age 21 and older. The Science Center is inviting adults to its monthly 21+ Night, September’s theme being “Viral Videos.”</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 11:36:36 +0000 Jessica Nath 15770 at http://wesa.fm Area 51 Questions Persist http://wesa.fm/post/area-51-questions-persist <p>Late last month, the CIA released a classified report on the <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/science/area-51-its-purpose-declassified-no-ufos-lots-u-2-6C10931555">U2 spy plane</a>. The report confirmed what many people have believed for decades. A secret military facility known as Area 51 does indeed exist.</p><p>Robert Marshall, program development coordinator of the <a href="http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/planetarium/">Buhl Planetarium</a> and Observatory says Area 51 is essentially a Department of Defense studio, where prototypes are tested. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:53:41 +0000 Heather McClain 15977 at http://wesa.fm Area 51 Questions Persist Meteor Shower To Shine On Sunday http://wesa.fm/post/meteor-shower-shine-sunday <p>The Perseid meteor showers have come and gone every year since 36 A.D., and this year’s summer spectacle is expected to be one for the ages.</p><p>According to NASA, the meteor shower will produce more bright lights and streaks than any other annual shower, earning it the name, “Fireball Champion.”</p><p>This year, the shower began July 17 and concludes Aug. 24.</p><p>While the skies are forecasted to be cloudy through Friday, this weekend is expected to be cloud free for optimum viewing, said Dan Malerbo, planetarium education coordinator at the Carnegie Science Center.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:30:39 +0000 Michael Lynch 14455 at http://wesa.fm Two Pittsburgh Institutions Join Forces to Host Butterfly Celebration http://wesa.fm/post/two-pittsburgh-institutions-join-forces-host-butterfly-celebration <p>Two very different Pittsburgh icons are finding common ground in an insect.</p><p>The Carnegie Science Center and Phipps Conservatory are teaming up to host Butterfly Weekend, a two-day event that will give the public a chance to learn about the butterfly’s life cycle and natural habitat.</p><p>Susan Zimecki, director of marketing and community affairs at the <a href="http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/calendar/event-details/?eventID=2489">Carnegie Science Center</a>, points to a film as the inspiration behind the event.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 19:01:44 +0000 Michael Lynch 10334 at http://wesa.fm