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!


The University of Pittsburgh is a partner institution in the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), a cross-university national network of 22 diverse research universities committed to advancing the professional development of the next generation of STEM faculty. Postdocs and graduate students at Pitt have the opportunity to participate in a Teaching Certification program offered through Pitt-CIRTL. For more information on Pitt-CIRTL, visit their page or send an email.

To learn more about Pitt-CIRTL, please view their flyer here.

For more information about this fall's Pitt-CIRTL course on Preparation for the STEM Classroom, view their flyer here.


Teaching Opportunities

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

NEW! Postdoc "How-To Talks":  Don't miss a great opportunity to expand your teaching portfolio! For more information, click here.



SciTech days at the Carnegie Science Center

Nov 3-4, 2015:  Grades 5-8

Nov 5-6, 2015:  Grade 9-12

For more information, please visit their page here.

For additional volunteer opportunities at the Carnegie Science Center, visit their page here.

For volunteer opportunities at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, visit their page here.