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02/03/11 - Dr. John Pollock chosen for 2011 Carnegie Science Award

First news of the new year, the Carnegie Science Center of Pittsburgh announced that Dr. John Pollock, Principal Investigator of our SEPA, will be a recipient of this year's Carnegie Science Award. Dr. Pollock was selected for his successes in bringing science education to young students and the public through planetarium shows, movies, software and other platforms.

Read more in an article featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

11/01/10 - Partnership in Education receives additional funding

The NIH awarded $250, 889 to the Bayer School of Science to support an additional year of funding for the Partnership in Education.

The funding will help to support development of the Scientastic! series and a new, full-dome planetarium show about reproduction and growth titled How We Grow, as well as supplementary interactive tools and resources. How We Grow is slated to debut in the spring of 2011.

Read more in Duquesne University Times and Pop City Media.

08/23/10 - The Scientastic! broadcast premiere

The pilot episode for Scientastic! will air on WQED-TV, Pittsburgh's local PBS affiliate station, during the first week of September.

  • Thursday, Sept. 2, 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 3, 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 5, noon, 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 7, 5 p.m.

  • Read the official Duquesne University press release!

    05/03/2010 - It's Scientastic! RegMed premieres TV show pilot

    The Partnership in Education is proud to announce the premiere of the pilot for Scientastic!, a new live-action television series that explores health and science through the eyes of today's youth. Scientastic! follows the stories of 12 year-old Leah as she discovers the underlying science of everyday life and uses it to solve problems.

    The pilot episode "Sticks and Stones" takes an in depth (3D) look at the biology of bones and bone injury and repair, and includes interviews from real scientists and doctors in Pittsburgh.

    The pilot premiered at the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts school (CAPA) May 03, 2010 and is slated to air on WQED-TV this fall.

    Visit the official Scientastic! website to learn more!

    11/30/2009 - New PTEI exhibit at the Carnegie Science Center

    The RegMed project collaborated on a new interactive exhibit now on display at the Carnegie Science Center. Headed by the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI), "If a Starfish Can Grow a New Arm, Why Can't I?" explores the science of regenerative medicine through a series of fun, engaging installations.

    Working with PTEI, RegMed developed “Dr. Allevable’s Laboratory,” a kiosk of three video games that lets visitors interact with stem cells inside the body. Also available to view upon request are the planetarium shows “Dr. Allevable’s Unbelievable Laboratory: Bone and Heart” and “Regenerobot and the Robot Science Fair,” both created by PTEI and the RegMed project.

    Learn more about "If a Starfish Can Grow a New Arm, Why Can'tI?" >>

    11/15/2009 - Darwin SI at the American Philosophical Society Museum

    Recently the Darwin Synthetic Interview was installed as a part of a unique exhibit at the American Philosophical Society Museum in Philadelphia, home to the second largest collection of Darwin manuscripts in the world.

    The exhibit, "Dialogues with Darwin," presents a history of the principle of evolution and the dialogue that surrounded it, through original documentation and interactive installations. Visitors of all ages have the opportunity to respond to the exhibit by engaging in their own dialogue about evolution and its supporting/opposing ideas.

    11/12/2008 - "Grey Matters: Brain Show" featured in NERVE

    NERVE - Neuroscience Education Resources Virtual EncycloportalThe Neuroscience Education Resources Virtual Encycloportal (NERVE) is showcasing the movie "Grey Matters: Brain Show" as a tool to teach brain biology. The Brain Show was originally developed as an interactive planetarium show that broke ground on how audiences could be engaged in a planetarium experience.

    NERVE is a part of the Society for Neuroscience. NERVE gives access to information and tools for teaching about the nervous system and related health issues, targeted at K-12.

    9/29/2008 - New Chapters: Evolution and Darwin

    Two new chapters have been added to our growing Regenerative Medicine library.
    - Most people have heard of Charles Darwin, but he used to be better known as Bobby the Rat Catcher!
    - Discover what evidence led Darwin and scientists after him to put together the field of evolutionary biology, and how evolution helps us understand the variety of life in the Evolution chapter

    09/14/2008 - Artists Wanted

    Calling all talented students in illustration, vector art, for part-time jobs!
    See details >>

    08/20/08 - Fall'08 Internships Calling all talented students for internships in animation, web and print design, illustration and science visualization and communication.
    Learn more >>

    July 2008 - Darwin Celebration - A Pittsburgh Partnership

    RegMed project is collaborating with Duquesne University to celebrate the life and intellectual impact of Charles Darwin in Pittsburgh with a citywide series of events for children, teachers, students, and the general public.

    Discover all lectures and events at the new web site here, and the free educational materials currently being developed here.


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