PDMA Pittsburgh: Educating Young Innovators
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When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
6-8 p.m.
Where: Carnegie Mellon University — Integrated Innovation Institute
4612 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
United States
Contact: Andi Durkota

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Join us on May 15th for an engaging panel discussion to learn how to unlock the potential of young innovators. We have gathered the area’s top educators to discuss how innovation is being engaged at all age levels. Our panelists will discuss best practices to help you cultivate innovation and creativity to prepare students to become successful innovators for the products and services of tomorrow.


Todd Binnig
Educator, Franklin Regional Schools

Francine Gemperle
Senior User Experience Researcher II at Uber; Adjunct Faculty at Carnegie Mellon University

Megan Koroloy
Chair, Fine Arts Dept, Oakland Catholic High School

Colleen Smith
STE(A)M Coordinator K-12 and ABC Create Coordinator, Penn State New Kensington

Nicole M. Coleman
Assistant Professor of Business Administration University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what regional educational leaders are doing to train the next generation to take roles in product development and innovation
  • Learn about opportunities to get connected to innovators, product developers, and educators in Pittsburgh
  • Recognize what skill sets employers desire beyond a knowledge of STE(A)M
  • Learn how to network with other innovation-minded individuals
  • Understand how different disciplines interact to drive product development


Note: Parking behind the building is limited. Parking is available on the street ad at the at the Natural History Museum.

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