Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has created an extensive collection of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subject and career educational resources that are available throughout the library system. These items are intended to inspire and engage students in middle and high school in these subjects with the intent of promoting future careers in these fields. The collections represent a wide variety of interests and include print and DVD materials.
This site is intended to provide information for general information, homework support, assistance with science fair projects, and to locate career and job-related resources.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's STEM initiative is made possible through a seed grant from J.B. Finley Charitable Trust and Elizabeth Shiras Charitable Trust through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee and through the support of Alcoa Foundation and Anne L. and George H. Clapp Charitable and Educational Trust.
The U.S. currently faces a shortage of skilled workers in the science, engineering and technology sectors. In Pittsburgh, as in other regions in the country, the scientific and technological building blocks critical to our economic leadership are eroding. There is a great need in our workforce for people with strong STEM skills. By building a strong background in these areas, teens can stand out amongst their peers.