Future Tours

Presented by Valspar

To register for Tours, please call 412.237.1637.  Tours are $5 per student. Scholarships are available and limited. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. All tours are on site at the specified locations. These are NOT at Carnegie Science Center.



Saturday, March 28, 10 am – noon
Entertainment Technology Center (Oakland)
Game on! Tour the Entertainment Technology Center, and discover how you can go to school to make video games and digital experiences. Learn how the rides at Disney are created.

Capacity: SOLD OUT!
Content themes: Video Game Designer, Computer Programer, Computer Animator



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School of Dental Medicine
University of Pittsburgh (Oakland)

Show off your smiles at the School of Dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh. Discover how dental medicine is more than just your teeth! Get a firsthand look behind oral biology.

Capacity: 15
Content themes: Dentist, Medical Doctor, Dental Hygienist



Tuesday, March 31, 10 am – 11:30am 
Inventionland (RIDC Park)
Are you an inventor? Have brilliant ideas? Check out Inventionland, America’s largest invention factory. See what it’s like to have a meeting in a castle! What if your office was in a pirate ship? Would you be inventive? Learn about rapid prototyping tools, such as 3D printers and laser cutters.

Capacity: SOLD OUT!
Content themes: Mechanical Engineer, Computer Animator, Website Developer



Wednesday, April 1, 1 pm – 3 pm
School of Information Sciences
University of Pittsburgh (Oakland)

Have you heard about data? It’s everywhere! Learn how to get organized at the school of Information Sciences and meet Leanne Bowler. This field is not just for librarians anymore! See how data management is a crucial part of creating apps, urban design, and more.

Capacity: 15
Content themes: Mechanical Engineer, Computer Animator, Website Developer



Thursday, April 2, 1 pm – 3 pm
First Insight (Sewickley/Wexford)

Ever wonder how companies like Abercrombie & Fitch and Payless Shoesource decide which styles to put in their stores?  Interested in how games and mobile apps are used to test new products? Join us for a tour of First Insight to learn hands-on about the math and science behind marketing.


Capacity: 10

Content themes:  Data Scientist, Computer Programmer, Computer Scientist,  Website Developer




Friday, April 3, 10 am – noon
Quest Diagnostics (Green Tree)
Want to make things better? Interested in helping people without being their doctor? At Quest Diagnostics, meet Katrina Blackhall, an industrial engineer. See how she works with chemists and biologists to improve their work. You will also get to meet a Pathologist, Microbiologist and Hematologist!


Capacity: 15
Content themes: Biologist, Industrial Engineer, Chemist


Saturday, April 11, 10 am – noon
Department of Computer Science
University of Pittsburgh (Oakland)
Crazy about computers? What to change the world with the next app? Want to program games for your phone? At the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh, you can get a first hand look of what it’s like to be a woman in the field. Are you the next Grace Hopper?



Capacity: 15
Content themes: Computer Scientist, Computer Programer, Computer Hardware Engineer


Saturday, April 25, 10 am – noon
School of Sustainability
Chatham University

Love the environment? Learn about Chatham’s field work with bugs and streams. Experience how you can work to help planet Earth.

Capacity: 15
Content themes: BiologistIndustrial Engineer, Chemist



Saturday, May 2, 10 am – noon
FutureDerm (SouthSide)* –RESCHEDULED to May 30, 10 am – noon
Crazy about skin care products? Curious about the chemistry behind them? Learn about beauty from a scientific perspective. Join us for our Tour Your Future event at FutureDerm. Meet founder Nicki Zevola, a super smart STEM professional who has passion, class, and style!

*This tour is rescheduled from May 2. Those who were signed up previously will have the option to sign up first.

Capacity: 15
Content themes: Chemist, Dermatologist, BioChemist



Saturday, May 9, 10 am – noon
Medicine Shoppe (Aliquippa) – CANCELLED
Into cooking? Into chemistry? Like talking to people? What about pharmacy? Meet the women pharmacists at the Medicine Shoppe in Aliquippa. Make your own compound as you mix lotions and creams! See what actually happens when you get your prescription filled.

Capacity: 15
Content themes: Chemist, Pharmacist, Pharmacologist



Saturday, June 6, 10 am – noon
Science Research
Duquesne University (Uptown)

Love doing science experiments? Have a hypothesis that you want to prove? Science research might be the thing for you! Come and experience the true practice of scientists at Duquesne University.

Capacity: SOLD OUT!
Content themes: Chemist, Researcher, Biologist, Physicist


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