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Here’s how Pittsburgh universities stack up in the latest US News & World Report rankings

Sep. 14, 2021 3:18 pm

Here’s how Pittsburgh universities stack up in the latest US News & World Report rankings

Pittsburgh engineering programs stood out in the publication's 2022 rankings. Here's a look at the rankings for six local universities.
Youth Resource Roundup: 10 programs to help Pittsburgh students break into STEM

Sep. 10, 2021 2:44 pm

Youth Resource Roundup: 10 programs to help Pittsburgh students break into STEM

These resources aim to expose local grade and high schoolers to some of Pittsburgh's tech prowess in robotics, computer science and more.
These Black Pittsburgh technologists deserve your social follow

Sep. 1, 2021 5:54 pm

These Black Pittsburgh technologists deserve your social follow

A series of Twitter takeovers on the Black Tech Nation account highlights some local voices in tech and community building.
Sustainability, education, mental health and other top startup ideas from Pittsburgh teens

Aug. 12, 2021 6:40 pm

Sustainability, education, mental health and other top startup ideas from Pittsburgh teens

Watch the pitch competition that served as the finale of Innovation Works' Startable program, awarding students in web and product design after eight weeks of work.
Pittsburgh tech companies are hiring. Can apprenticeships help grow the workforce?

Aug. 2, 2021 3:15 pm

Pittsburgh tech companies are hiring. Can apprenticeships help grow the workforce?

ApprentiPGH is bringing a job training model long used by the trades to help fill software roles in the city. It aims to create pathways for groups that are underrepresented in tech.
New unemployment system issues? This Pennsylvania legal nonprofit offers help

Jul. 19, 2021 3:29 pm

New unemployment system issues? This Pennsylvania legal nonprofit offers help

The state replaced a 40-year-old unemployment filing system last month. The new one enables weekly filing, along with other upgrades, and there are resources available to help you learn how to navigate it.
A CMU grant will spur robotics innovation in Hazelwood. Community leaders want to ensure residents benefit, too

Jun. 23, 2021 11:59 am

A CMU grant will spur robotics innovation in Hazelwood. Community leaders want to ensure residents benefit, too

The $150 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation will boost both Oakland and a robotics manufacturing center at Hazelwood Green. It brings further resources to a growing Pittsburgh tech sector, as well as concerns from activists.
Meta Mesh wants to use community wireless networks to bridge Pittsburgh’s digital divide

Jun. 10, 2021 1:41 pm

Meta Mesh wants to use community wireless networks to bridge Pittsburgh’s digital divide

The nonprofit plans to bring cost-effective internet to Pittsburgh neighborhoods through a system of signal towers and in-residence receivers.
Why Pittsburgh’s Black Tech Nation is expanding into the VC space

May 5, 2021 8:34 am

Why Pittsburgh’s Black Tech Nation is expanding into the VC space

Kelauni Jasmyn, along with two partners, has launched Black Tech Nation Ventures, a $50 million fund that will support startups led by marginalized groups: "There is intentionality in the tech space and in the venture space that we’ve not seen before."
Pittsburgh doesn’t know how to leverage its Black tech talent. Could startup growth fix that?

Dec. 14, 2020 8:32 pm

Pittsburgh doesn’t know how to leverage its Black tech talent. Could startup growth fix that?

It’s something of a chicken-and-egg problem: How do you create a diverse tech ecosystem without a diverse tech ecosystem?

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