Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Pitt Has Science on Wheels + Meet the Man Out to Save Pittsburgh's Mellon Arena " Igloo"
The University of Pittsburgh has put science on wheels! And the GA/GI Festival will showcase it!
If you have children in grades K-12, they may have already seen Pitt's awesome Mobile Lab. But lucky for us, more children--and adults--will get a preview, when this 80-foot retro-fitted tractor trailer comes swinging into the Friendship/Garfield community on April 2.
Pitt Mobile Science Lab is a self-contained mobile laboratory that allows students to use current, high-end equipment to perform laboratory investigations. And it's the latest exciting addition to a very active K-12 education outreach effort sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Biological Sciences.
Other partners of this outstanding program include: The University of Pittsburgh Translational Sciences Institute, The Pittsburgh, Life Sciences Greenhouse, The Lyceum Group, Thermo Fisher, and Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative.
Meet the architect who is out to save the Mellon Arena! Rob Pfaffmann--a mega awarded, LEED and "green" man--comes from a long line of ground-breaking architects. His great, great grandfather helped to create Chicago's uninterrupted chain of lakeside parks. FF 100 + years and another Pfaffmann is leading the charge. This time to "recycle" Pittsburgh's Mellon Arena making the igloo shaped building beautiful and useful to the community once more. Rob Pfaffmann will be at our Eco-Tech Building (aka Bloomfield/Garfield Activities Center) @ 113 N. Pacific Avenue during the Geek Art Green Innovators Festival to give you all the details, and show us what the future of the Mellon Arena could be!