Life of Learning
3:41 am
Tue August 19, 2014

City of Learning: Recognizing Teens for the Learning They Do Outside of School

Artist and teacher James Gyre teaches kids geometry and design concepts during TechShop's Drum Makers workshop.
Credit Chris Squier / 90.5 WESA

Educators are increasingly concerned about kids losing knowledge during the summer. As part of our Life of Learning Initiative, we look at a program that not only helps middle and high schoolers learn during the summer, but also allows them to show off their new skills to colleges and future employers.

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Government & Politics
5:20 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Obama Touts Manufacturing, Access For Entrepreneurs In Pittsburgh Stop

President Obama holds a town hall on manufacturing at Pittsburgh's TechShop Tuesday.

American manufacturing was the focus of President Obama’s visit to Pittsburgh Tuesday.

The president stopped at TechShop in Bakery Square, a facility that allows start-up businesses, tinkerers and hobbyists to use high-end instruments they may not otherwise have access to. Obama said part of continuing the manufacturing boom in the country will be finding ways to make resources of the federal government more available to the general public.

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Essential Pittsburgh
11:10 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Talking TechShop and Innovation with Deb Smit

Debra Diamond Smit is the innovation reporter for the e-zine Pop City.
Credit Pop City Media

Pop City reporter, Debra Diamond Smit returns with a look at TechShop Pittsburgh, an innovative way for people to test out their manufacturing ideas. And Birchmere Ventures, a big name in venture capital starts funding the little guys with Birchmere Labs.