Pittsburgh daily roundup: Eclipse guide; Inclusive robotics fellowship; Female founders in 2023

Plus, 30+ vendors strut their stuff for Philly biotech.

A sign of spring (ATIYA IRVIN-MITCHELL/

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Where to watch the moon cross the sun

If you’re into galaxies far, far away, then by all means head to Dallas, Cleveland or Erie to see this spring’s total solar eclipse. But if you’re sticking close to the Steel City come April 8, where we’ll experience 97% totality, you’ve still got options

We found local eclipse viewing events hosted at a museum, a space-themed bar, and a rooftop, among others. See any we missed? Hit reply and let us know.

➡️ Check out our solar eclipse guide.

Fellowship aims to diversify robotics

The Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute Pathways Fellowship is designed to make the future of robotics a little more inclusive. From now through April 13, potential fellows are encouraged to apply to InnovatePGH-run program.

“Being able to create more room in this growing field is really exciting,” Lindsay Powell, former director of workforce strategies at InnovatePGH, told when the first cohort launched last September. “We’re excited to bring more folks to the table to make sure that our partnerships are intentional and are reaching the populations we need to.”

➡️ Here’s what the the Pathways fellowship has to offer

News Incubator: What else to know today

• The DOJ is suing Apple for violating antitrust laws — here’s a look at why the suit is playing out in, of all places, New Jersey. [

• Pittsburgh biotech firm NeuBase Therapeutics is planning a May 13 meeting to vote to dissolve itself. [Pittsburgh Business Times]

• In 2023, women entrepreneurs saw increased VC deal value, but they also saw declines in exit value. [PitchBook/Pittsburgh Business Times]

• Sheetz is going on what Patch calls a “hiring rampage,” seeking to fill nearly 800 open positions with Wednesday interviews at nearly 300 locations across the region. [Patch]

🗓️ On the Calendar

•  The first meeting of Pittsburgh Web Devs, a meetup group for web developers, is taking place on March 27. [Details here]

Atiya Irvin-Mitchell is a 2022-2024 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Heinz Endowments.

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