A Crash Course on the CEC (Hill)

Hi everyone! I am excited to update you all on my past few weeks of interning at the Community Engagement Center in the Hill District. It has certainly been a fascinating and rewarding experience, but before I fill you in, I would like to provide some background information about the CEC. The Community Engagement Center,…

An Intro to Jhanvi’s Summer as a STEAM Ambassador

Hi! I’m Jhanvi Dasaka, a rising junior majoring in Neuroscience and Philosophy with a Chemistry Minor and Conceptual Foundations of Medicine Certificate. I hope to eventually attend medical school and become a physician. On campus, I’m involved with Student Government Board as a Communications Director, Blue and Gold Society, and Chi Omega as the incoming…

Meet Sarah: A STEAM Ambassador at the CEC (Hill District)

Hi! My name is Sarah Memon, and I am currently a rising sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. This summer, I will be serving as one of two Honors College STEAM Ambassadors at Pitt’s Community Engagement Center in the Hill District, along with my companion Jhanvi Dasaka.  A Little About Me on Campus: As I…

Hill CEC: Purpose, Skills, & Adapting

What is the Hill CEC? One of the first questions I was asked during my interview for the S.T.E.A.M. Ambassador position was “what is the relationship between the University of Pittsburgh and the Pitt Community Engagement Center in the Hill District?”. While I obviously know the answer now, I was puzzled at first with how…

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…