Hill CEC: Beginning My Time As A STEAM Ambassador

Introduction My name is Elizabeth Haudrich, and I am a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh. During the spring 2022 semester, I will be an Honors College STEAM Ambassador at the Pitt Community Engagement Center in the Hill District. As a freshman in her second semester of college, my academic and professional goals continue to…

CEC in the Hill: Signing Off? Not Just Yet.

On Wednesday, September 29th, Parker Werns, (then) Honors College housing manager and (current) Assistant Director of Student Engagement sent out a newsletter which discussed a position opening for the CEC S.T.E.A.M. Ambassador. As soon as I read the position description, I knew the position was the perfect match for me, and within hours I had…

CEC in the Hill: The Only Limits Are My Creativity

The past three months at the Pitt CEC in the Hill District saw the continuation of existing programs as well as the addition of new ones. The highlight of our fall programming was the STEAM Saturday Series, a set of collaborative classes aimed at elementary-level kids taught by Pitt students and faculty. The series included…

Shinwoo Kim: A Self Interview

Shinwoo Kim is the Honors College S.T.E.A.M ambassador for the fall 2021 semester, working in the Hill District CEC. Tell us about yourself. My name is Shinwoo Kim, and I am the Honors College S.T.E.A.M. Ambassador for Pitt’s Community Engagement Center(CEC) in the Hill District for the fall 2021 semester. I am a freshman computer…

PITT HILL CEC STEAM AMBASSADOR: From Vision to Reality

During my internship at the Pitt Hill CEC, I saw a vision turn into reality. The Pitt Hill CEC and the concept of New Granada STEAM all started as a vision, a dream of how all these things could combine to create a positive change in the community. I learned about the vision on my…

Google Week: A Collaboration between the Pitt Hill CEC and School 2 Career

The month of July marked the return of in-person programming to the Pitt CEC in the Hill District. A facet of our July programming was the School2TechCareer initiative, a collaboration between the Pitt CEC and School 2 Career. School 2 Career (S2C) is an Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) youth program geared towards serving…

Girls Who Code: My Introduction to New Granada STEAM

Over a month ago, I began my internship as the S.T.E.A.M. Ambassador in the Pitt CEC in the Hill District. Much of my work focuses on supporting the staff at the CEC with their operations: interacting with visitors, creating marketing materials, and liaising with community organizations and student groups at the University of Pittsburgh, identifying…