Earlier this fall, a group of about 250 civic and cultural leaders gathered to pay tribute to Teresa Heinz Kerry on the occasion of her handing over the chairmanship of The Heinz Endowments to her sons. From creating Riverlife, to championing causes from the environment to social equity to the Cultural District among…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2017
Our region is facing a potentially crippling workforce shortage, with too few young, skilled workers to replace an older generation poised for retirement. According to research by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, the gap could be yawning — as many as 144,000, with the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields especially hard hit. No…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading Collaborations bring a different science instruction to teachers and students
With baby boomers poised to retire and far fewer younger, skilled people available to replace them, the region faces a potentially crippling workforce gap that could be especially damaging in sectors that require STEM (science, technology, engineering math) skills. The Allegheny Conference on Community Development estimates that the gap could reach 144,000 workers,…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading Finding Success: STEM programs start early to change perceptions
When Elizabeth Roeske was growing up in the small New Jersey town of Salem, she seemed a natural for a career in science. Several members of her family are scientists, and she was planning to study chemistry and environmental science in college. But she found little peer support — “No one from my high school…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2013
  • Sub Heading How do we attract more women and minorities into science?
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