• Westinghouse Science Honors Institute students May 1, 2018

    Four juniors complete science honors institute

    Four Upper St. Clair High School juniors recently completed the Westinghouse Science Honors Institute, a free program for high school juniors from throughout the region who demonstrate a strong interest in science and engineering and who are of high scholastic standing. Participating students include Kaitlyn Kanas, Arushi Khaitan, Claire Kohler and Serena Luo.

    WSHI consists of 13 Saturday-morning lectures, from October through March, on selected topics in science and engineering including: nuclear power production; FBI's forensic investigations; potential of adipose tissue and adipose-derived stem cells; lasers and mechatronics; future human exploration of the solar system; around the world with no fuel; anatomic ACL reconstruction; design science; 3D printing revolution in materials science and engineering; searching for the missing 96 percent of the universe; robot development from research to commercialization; the end of the age of dinosaurs in Antarctica; and the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor - a real-time virtual experience.

    Students attend WSHI to gain insight into careers in engineering and science. They have the opportunity to network with working professionals and interact with students from different schools who also have the same abilities and interests in science and engineering.

    Approximately 600 juniors are accepted into WSHI each year. Held annually, nearly 17,000 students have attended WSHI, and many have gone on to successful careers in science and engineering.

    The Westinghouse Science Honors Institute is sponsored by Westinghouse Electric Company. For more information regarding the program, call 412.256.2568 or email to pipersh@westinghouse.com.