High school summer science program restored at CMU
After a hiatus because of state budget cuts, the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences will return to Carnegie Mellon University this summer.
The Mellon College of Science hosted the PGSS program at the university each summer since its inception in 1982 until the cuts in 2009. The program provides instruction in biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science, with emphasis on collaborative learning and team research for Pennsylvania high school students.
Soon after the cuts, the PGSS Alumni Association formed to raise the funds to revive the program. The campaign netted $150,000 from private and corporate donors to match a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, according to CMU.
This year, the program will run June 30 through Aug. 3 for 56 students. For application instructions, see www-pgss.mcs.cmu.edu. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 15. Students who are accepted will receive full tuition and room and board for the program.
Rachel Weaver is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-320-7948 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Pirates’ Axford overcame long odds to reach majors
- Led by record-setting QB, South Fayette offense among WPIAL’s all-time best
- Century-old rivalry ending this season with Kittanning, Ford City meeting one last time
- New Kensington slaying victims identified
- Plum may move bus garage to former trucking site
- Starkey: Stupid Steelers
- New faces, new coach at Gateway set to meet new challenges
- In 10 years as public company, Google has reshaped IPO landscape, more
- State Superior Court upholds conviction, sentence of former Justice Melvin
- Dog owners accessorize with canine couture
- Class AAAA breakdown: Trio of contenders could challenge perennial powers Woodland Hills, Central Catholic