Atiya Irvin-Mitchell

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Atiya Irvin-Mitchell is Technical.ly's lead reporter in Pittsburgh by way of Report for America. The Pittsburgh native graduated from Chatham University in 2017 after studying communications and political science with a focus in journalism. She has written for the Student Guide to Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, New Pittsburgh Courier, PublicSource, Vice, PLS Reporter, PINJ News and BlackPittsburgh.com. Follow her on Twitter @AtiyaWrites.

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Meet the 3 equity-minded winners of 2022’s UpPrize Social Innovation Challenge

Nov. 30, 2022 5:50 pm

Meet the 3 equity-minded winners of 2022’s UpPrize Social Innovation Challenge

A neurotech company, a platform for the parents of special needs children, and an app designed to make traffic stops safer took the top prizes in the annual competition from BNY Mellon and Innovation Works.
Why it matters that Brookings called this Pittsburgh-area coalition an ‘extender’

Nov. 29, 2022 5:50 pm

Why it matters that Brookings called this Pittsburgh-area coalition an ‘extender’

The Southwestern Pennsylvania New Economy Collaborative is one of 60 groups getting federal Build Back Better Regional Challenge funding. A new report analyzes the maturity of the funded regions in relation to equity.
Career changes, calls to service: Why these 4 Pittsburgh technologists chose their specialities

Nov. 29, 2022 2:28 pm

Career changes, calls to service: Why these 4 Pittsburgh technologists chose their specialities

Max Dennison felt his education background could translate well into teaching tech, while Molly Urbina wanted to combine her love of robotics and art. Read about why some of our RealLIST Engineers choose their respective fields.
Pittsburgh, get ready to vote: Meet your nominees for the 2022 Technical.ly Awards

Nov. 28, 2022 7:40 pm

Pittsburgh, get ready to vote: Meet your nominees for the 2022 Technical.ly Awards

Cast your vote for Invention, Tech Community Leader, CTO, Tech Company and Culture Builder of the Year through Dec. 7.
How I Got Here: Pittsburgh engineer Molly Urbina finds art, and community, in STEM

Nov. 23, 2022 4:04 pm

How I Got Here: Pittsburgh engineer Molly Urbina finds art, and community, in STEM

After adolescent resistance to a tech path, the Girls of Steel alumna now merges her creative side and her love of building things as a mechanical design engineer II at Deeplocal.
CorePower Magnetics pulled a $5M grant from the US Department of Energy

Nov. 22, 2022 4:38 pm

CorePower Magnetics pulled a $5M grant from the US Department of Energy

With the fresh government funding, the energy tech startup plans to bring on more staff and manufacture its products locally.
Why The Flip Side founder traded skyscrapers for the City of Bridges

Nov. 22, 2022 3:52 pm

Why The Flip Side founder traded skyscrapers for the City of Bridges

Annafi Wahed needed a change. Pittsburgh felt like the perfect place to start anew, professionally and personally, as she looks to grow her bipartisan media startup.
Carnegie Learning acquired the assets of James Cameron-cofounded MUSE Virtual School

Nov. 21, 2022 5:54 pm

Carnegie Learning acquired the assets of James Cameron-cofounded MUSE Virtual School

Yes, the Pittsburgh edtech company is working with the director of "Avatar."
How to get more young people excited about STEM? Show them the robots

Nov. 18, 2022 6:10 pm

How to get more young people excited about STEM? Show them the robots

From bootcamps to robotics teams, education orgs used the Pittsburgh Robotics Networks' inaugural Discovery Day as a chance for outreach. We'd say it worked.
RoadRunner Recycling speeds ahead with $20M raise

Nov. 17, 2022 5:37 pm

RoadRunner Recycling speeds ahead with $20M raise

The sustainable waste management tech company is ending 2022 on a high note with the Fifth Wall-led Series D extension.