Education and Outreach

UPPDA Outreach

Building the educational tools to teach others and serving our community

Chair: Julie Breckenridge, PhD

Committee: We are looking for committee members! Email Julie to get involved!


Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning

Committed to advancing the teaching of STEM disciplines in higher education.

The University of Pittsburgh is developing a Teaching Certificate program for graduate students and postdocs as part of its participation in the CIRTL network.

Details of the certificate will be posted as they are developed.  For more information on CIRTL, visit their page.


Teaching Opportunities

Medical student education: Contact the course directors for any given course to see if they need any Problem-Based Learning facilitators




Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair (PRSEF), March 27, 2015

We are currently recruiting judges for the 76th PRSEF which connects more than 1,000 students in grades 6-12 with our area’s scientists and engineers. Mark your calendar for Friday, March 27, 2015!  The competition takes place at Heinz Field – Club Levels!

Category Judges are needed to evaluate 6th-12th grade students' research projects in various fields Friday, March 27th from 8:00am – 2:00pm at Heinz Field. More than 1,000 students are registered to compete.  Share your knowledge with young scientists and engineers from around the region. Judges receive free lunch and limited free parking.  Enjoy a rewarding experience that requires limited time.  To register as a Category judge online, please visit and click Become a Category Judge in the Latest News box.

*Judges are needed especially in the Physical Science (6th grade/Junior Division), Consumer Science (6th grade Junior Division & 7th-8th grade Intermediate Division), Biology (7th-8th grade Intermediate Division & 9th-12th grade Senior Division) & Behavioral/Social Science (7th-8th grade Intermediate Division & 9th-12th grade Senior Division).


Judges needed for International Science and Engineering Fair, May 12th & 13th - to register, click here.