• May 8, 2019

    Five juniors complete science honors institute  

    Westinghouse Science Honors Institute Five 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 Julia Brubach, Eri Hayakawa, Katie Hobart, Ian Rankin and Elena Schwimer.

    WSHI provides a forum for talented high school juniors to gain exposure to the latest advances in science, technology and engineering. Students 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.

    The program consists of 12 Saturday-morning lectures, from late September through early-March, on selected topics in science and engineering including: Future Human Exploration of the Solar System; Anything for Everyone: The Science of Design; Nuclear Power Production; The End of the Age of Dinosaurs in Antarctica; Adventures in Engineering: Lasers and Mechatronics; Anatomic ACL Reconstruction – A Changing Paradigm; Around the World with No Fuel; Searching for the Missing 96% of the Universe; Crime Scenes: Science and Engineering; Mechanical Circulatory Support for the Failing Heart; Applications of Machine Learning; and The Potential of Adipose Tissue and Adipose-Derived Stem Cells.

    Approximately 440 juniors participated in the 2018-19 lecture series. Held annually, more than 19,240 students have attended WSHI throughout the past 62 years.

    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.