The Citizen Science Lab is the first and only life sciences community laboratory in Pittsburgh. It was created to stimulate the urban community’s interest in STEM and STEAM disciplines. Our goal is to expose residents in the Hill District and surrounding neighborhoods to fundamental hands-on laboratory experimentation by offering after school programs and weekend workshops focused on biotechnology.

Students of the Citizen Science Lab will learn essential skills through innovative and engaging STEM and STEAM based modules designed by leading scientists and K-12 educators in the Pittsburgh region. The CSL also provides a space for students, K-12 educators, and novice scientists to develop and test their own life sciences experimental ideas.


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