University of Pittsburgh

Science 2016—Game Changers, the University of Pittsburgh’s 16th annual celebration of science and technology, is planned for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 19–21 October, at Alumni Hall and the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center. Three full days of great science presentations by some of Pittsburgh’s leading researchers are planned, as are keynote lectures by distinguished guest scientists. Also featured will be exhibits, poster sessions, a career development workshop, an innovation showcase, networking opportunities, and more—all built around an inspiring theme: Science 2016—Game Changers.

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Registration
Admission to all Science 2016 events is free and open to the public, but registration is required. On-site registration will be available.

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Location & Parking
Pitt’s Alumni Hall, located on Fifth Avenue between Lytton and Tennyson Avenues in the heart of the Oakland campus, and the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, located just behind Alumni Hall, will host all Science 2016 activities. Parking near Alumni Hall and the Wyndham is available on the street or in the Soldiers and Sailors Garage at Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard.

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Purpose of Event
Science 2016 is designed to showcase the region’s academic strengths in science, engineering, medicine, and computation and to highlight some of the incredible research going on in these areas. It also is intended to demonstrate how this research can be a catalyst for regional economic development; foster collaboration among academic and industrial scientists; and promote the idea that science can be interesting, exciting, and fun.

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Target Audience
While all Science 2016 events are free and open to the public, among those likely to be particularly interested are faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and research associates from Pitt and other local colleges and universities; representatives of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, information technology, scientific equipment, and related industries; leaders in economic development and philanthropy; representatives of law firms, financial firms, and venture capitalists; and secondary school science teachers.

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Poster Sessions
Students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members are invited to present posters on research related to this year’s Science 2016 symposium sessions. For more information, click here.

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Exhibits

Product and service exhibits, as well as information booths by University offices that serve the scientific community, will be on display again this year.

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Opening Events

Career Symposium for Postdocs and Graduate Students
Wednesday, 19 October
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall, Auditorium and Cathedral Views Gallery, 7th Floor

Michael G. Wells Entrepreneurial Scholars Lecture
Wednesday, 19 October
4:00 to 4:45 p.m.
Alumni Hall, Science Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor

Michael G. Wells Student Health Care
Competition and Kuzneski Innovation Cup

Wednesday, 19 October
4:45 to 5:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall, Science Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor

Opening Reception and Innovation Showcase
Wednesday, 19 October
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall, J.W. Connolly Ballroom, 1st Floor

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For More Information
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