UPPDA Networking

Building the educational tools to teach others and serving our community

Chair: James Hyde


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

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



For 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.

NEW!!! Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2016: Volunteers are needed starting Thursday, October 13th through Sunday, October 16th in 4-hour increments. Check out our Maker Faire volunteer page here for more information.

BSGA’s Annual Research Symposium - Wednesday, October 26th: The BSGA is seeking postdoc volunteers to help judge posters. If you’re interested, please check out their volunteer link here, or contact Aliyah Weinstein or Adolfo Frias.