They came – a swarm of 275 brilliant, young, scientific minds – to Pittsburgh to compete in the Americas East Regional Jamboree for the International Genetically Engineering Machines (iGEM) competition. From institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Georgia Tech and Penn State, the competing teams of undergrads spent a weekend on
Embarking on the 2012 Tour of Europe with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) reminded me a bit of an old movie directed by David Wolper. It’s called If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium – a comedy about a group of tourists on a whirlwind tour of seven countries in [...]
Back the ‘90s The Wall Street Journal dubbed Pittsburgh “Robo-burgh,” highlighting an emerging sector that combined the best of our region’s strengths in computer science and making things. Today, robots are making their way into everyday life (think Roomba or the suite of products for babies created by our region’s own 4moms) and local companies [...]
Classical music and global marketing: the two really can strike a harmonious chord. And that’s what is about to happen across the pond – in such western European countries as Spain, France, Germany and more. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Regional [...]
Pittsburgh has inspired and enabled great achievements by pioneers in environmental justice, medicine, art and sports. You can learn more here, but a sampling is below.
Kenya-born Wangari Maathai was a global leader on environmental and anti-poverty issues. She earned a master’s degree in biology from the University of Pittsburgh and received the 2004 Nobel [...]
There’s more than meets the eye to the buildings that dot Pittsburgh’s picturesque skyline and populate its neighborhoods. Many of them — 83 to be exact — are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified-structures commonly called “green buildings” because their design, materials and operations are easy on the environment and [...]
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