Supported Programs

The SSP & SACP provide financial support to various local programs. If interested in participation, please see the respective websites.

K-12 Benefited Awards

DOE Science Bowl   SSP  

A jeopardy style competition that covers various aspects of science and work being done at the various DOE national laboratories.

Edwin Hodge Memorial Award   SSP  

This memorial scholarship award, selected by Brentwood High School Science Teacher Chris Weaver, is provided to a college-bound senior from Brentwood High School in Pittsburgh, PA who has excelled in science. The Edwin S. Hodge Award consists of a $1,000 award and plaque.

Ohio Junior Academy of Science   SACP  

Each year, The Ohio Academy of Science recognizes and rewards pre-college, student researchers as Melvin Scholars. These students (Melvin Scholars) will represent Ohio at the national American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS) meeting. We sponsor a scholar.

Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science   SACP + SSP  

The Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science is a statewide organization for junior and senior high school students designed to stimulate and promote interest in science among its members through the development of research projects and investigations. Annually they hold a fair that middle or high-school student in grades 7 through 12 and we sponsor awards.

Western PA Odyssey of the Mind   SACP  

An international creative problem solving program and competition for students in grades K-college.

West Liberty Science & Engineering Fair   SACP  

The West Liberty University Regional Science Fair has provided mathematics and science students in grades 6 through 12 an opportunity to present the results of their scientific efforts for 60 years. The fair includes students from public and private schools in Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, and Wetzel counties in West Virginia and Jefferson and Belmont counties in Ohio. This Fair, like the Carnegie Science Fair, sends grand prize winners to the International Fair.

West Virginia Science Bowl   SACP  

A tournament-style academic competition challenging students in the fields of science and mathematics. We sponsor an award.

K-12 Benefited Grants

Carnegie Science Grants   SACP + SSP  

SACP/SSP provides funding for programming including the following specific programs:

SciTech Days

SciTech Days connect middle school and high school students, (Grades 6-12), to real-world scientists, engineers, tradespeople, and other professionals from local companies and universities.

This school year, SciTech Days will be held as monthly in-person and digital events, with demonstrations, interviews, shows, and career conversations performed both at Carnegie Science Center and streamed directly to your classroom! The onsite program will also include flash workshops that do not require registration.

National Chemistry Week + ChemFest

Celebrate National Chemistry Week with ChemFest! Chemistry isn’t limited to beakers and laboratories; it’s all around us! Learn more about how chemistry is used in the workplace and in everyday life.

Annual Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair (PRSEF)

Middle and high school students to take on the challenge of designing, implementing, and communicating an original experiment while competing for cash prizes and scholarships. PRSEF is open to all students in grades 6–12 from the 21 counties within Western Pennsylvania and Garrett County, Maryland.

PA Science Teachers Association   SACP + SSP  

Grant supports activities as the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association works toward the advancement, improvement, and coordination of science education in all areas of science.

St. Francis R.O.C.K. Program   SACP  

The R.O.C.K. program demonstrates to local K-12 schools and youth organizations that science (especially chemistry) is important in everyone’s life and can be exciting and interesting. Through R.O.C.K. activities led by Saint Francis University students, kids can conduct experiments and try out equipment provided by the R.O.C.K. program, all free of charge.

R.O.C.K. performs hands-on chemistry experiments and activities using mainly household products to show the importance of chemistry in day to day living. We focus on classroom visits (not stage presentations) in the 5 county area around SFU (Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, and Somerset). R.O.C.K. also looks at the role that chemistry will have in the future as well as how it will benefit our society.

College/University Benefited Awards

The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh, Inc.   SACP + SSP  

Promoting popular astronomy in western Pennsylvania for over eighty five years. With over 300 members, it is one of the larger astronomy clubs in the nation.

Western PA Odyssey of the Mind   SACP  

An international creative problem solving program and competition for students in grades K-college.

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers   SACP  

A non-profit professional organization dedicated to assisting black and other minority students and professionals in fully realizing their potential in academic, professional, and entrepreneurial pursuits in chemistry, chemical engineering, and allied fields. We support a poster award at their annual conference.

Pennsylvania Academy of Science   SACP  

Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science where we sponsor Poster Awards.

College/University Benefited Grants

California University Equipment Grant   SACP  

An equipment grant involving SACP Student Affiliates.

Community College of Allegheny, Main & Boyce   SSP  

Remake Learning Days.

Duquesne University Equipment Grant   SACP  

An equipment grant involving SACP Student Affiliates.

Duquesne University   SACP + SSP  

A grant to fund the chemistry fraternity PLU, who help the societies organize in-person meetings at Duquesne.

Pitt Equipment Grant   SACP  

An equipment grant involving SACP Student Affiliates.

Society for Applied Spectroscopy   SSP  

Society for Applied Spectroscopy is a non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of information related to spectroscopy. In business for over 60 years, the Society is committed to education and to providing quality benefits to members worldwide. The objective of this Society is to advance and disseminate knowledge and information concerning the art and science of spectroscopy and other allied sciences.

St. Vincent Summer Program   SACP  

Grant for Summer Research at St. Vincent.

Student Affiliate   SACP + SSP  

Students are offered networking/outreach opportunities for an undergraduate student that is interested in the SACP and SSP.

University of Pittsburgh Undergraduate Poster Session   SACP  

Grant to fund undergraduate poster fair.

Waynesburg Equipment Grant   SACP  

An equipment grant involving SACP Student Affiliates.