Diversity & Inclusion

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.
So, your company wants to support local STEM students? Here are the dos and don’ts of school partnerships

Nov. 23, 2022 1:39 pm

So, your company wants to support local STEM students? Here are the dos and don’ts of school partnerships

Philadelphia educators share their experiences with corporate partnerships, and offer tips for what works — including consistent support and listening to what each class needs.
Maryland STEM Festival takes on digital equity during Baltimore panel

Nov. 22, 2022 4:25 pm

Maryland STEM Festival takes on digital equity during Baltimore panel

With an estimated 40% of households lacking high-speed broadband, industry leaders discussed how to tackle the digital disconnect during a discussion at ETC Baltimore.
Philadelphia Drone Soccer League is flying into West Philly

Nov. 22, 2022 9:00 am

Philadelphia Drone Soccer League is flying into West Philly

Shari Williams has a mission to expose young people in the city to the world of tech and aviation. So, what exactly *is* drone soccer?
‘Cyber soft skills’ can empower lower-wage workers and shrink the talent gap

Nov. 21, 2022 9:27 am

‘Cyber soft skills’ can empower lower-wage workers and shrink the talent gap

A blend of digital abilities and traditional soft skills can mean a foot in the door for underrepresented workers seeking to enter the tech industry. A future-of-work pro writes about what's needed on an institutional level to help more people develop those skills.
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.
How Hispanic-owned businesses can thrive in government contracting

Nov. 16, 2022 3:11 pm

How Hispanic-owned businesses can thrive in government contracting

Inspired to bring fellow Hispanic-identifying entrepreneurs into the federal contracting ecosystem, a DC-based founder and COO offers context and advice in this op-ed.
AI du Pont High School is blazing a trail for esports in Delaware with this sweet new arena-slash-classroom

Nov. 16, 2022 2:44 pm

AI du Pont High School is blazing a trail for esports in Delaware with this sweet new arena-slash-classroom

In partnership with Futures First Gaming, the school has plans to launch the first game industry Pathways program in the state.
Check out this interactive map of small businesses from Hopeworks and Comcast RISE

Nov. 16, 2022 12:08 pm

Check out this interactive map of small businesses from Hopeworks and Comcast RISE

The digital tool can help users locate the program recipient businesses — all owned by women and people of color — closest to them.
Apprenti PGH is launching a cybersecurity apprenticeship program in January 2023

Nov. 15, 2022 5:51 pm

Apprenti PGH is launching a cybersecurity apprenticeship program in January 2023

Per Scholas is coming on as a training partner, after a successful first year for Pittsburgh Tech Council affiliate Fortyx80's diversity-focused apprentice program.