Girls, Math & Science Partnership recognized by City of Pittsburgh

Mayor honors Carnegie Science Center’s girls programs with citizen service award.

In a proclamation issued by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, GMSP earned the Citizen Service Award for its work with teachers, parents, and mentors to expand opportunities for girls in the science and technology workforce.  The proclamation states:

“The Girls, Math & Science Partnership empowers girls to be architects of change by engaging and educating them through various programs and events that reinforce gender equality in the sciences.”

“The Girls, Math & Science Partnership works tirelessly to draw together resources provided by organizations, communities, and stakeholders—such as the University of Pittsburgh, Carlow University, Pittsburgh Public Schools, and Magee Women’s Research Institute—to provide quality programming. Helpful tools like homework help, scholarships, peer-networking, and career exploration in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are made available year-round for young female professionals in the Pittsburgh region.”

The Mayor declared “Girls, Math & Science Partnership Day” on Jan. 18, 2013. The Science Center’s programs for girls fall under the auspices of the Chevron Center for STEM Education and Career Development.

“We greatly appreciate the Mayor’s recognition of our efforts to inspire girls to explore STEM topics and careers,” said Linda Ortenzo, director of STEM programs at the Science Center. “This mission is especially urgent because women are severely underrepresented in these fields where there are highly lucrative opportunities available.”

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About Carnegie Science Center

Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes and off-site education programs.

About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums dedicated to exploration through art and science: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and the Andy Warhol Museum. Annually, the museums reach more than 1.2 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities and special events.