“MAGIC WORDS” offer discount, important message.

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 3, 2014 – Parents and educators may already know how important math and science are to students’ future careers. But “math” and “science” are also part of an important phrase that can help families save on admission to Carnegie Science Center during SciTech Days.

The Science Center is hosting SciTech Days from Tuesday, Nov. 4, through Friday, Nov. 7. During that time, any guests who say the magic words, “Math plus science equals success!” at the ticket counter will receive half-off general admission. This is a particularly great opportunity for homeschool families and for families with students out of school on Election Day.

This promotion to families is part of the math + science = success public awareness campaign, launched in 2012 as a partnership of Carnegie Science Center, the Math & Science Collaborative, WTAE 4, and FedEx Ground. The campaign includes televised public service messages and online resources for parents, teachers, and students. Key messages are that everyone can and should learn math and science to be successful in everyday life and that parents should encourage their kids to take advanced coursework in these fields.

During SciTech Days, dozens of exhibitors in fields ranging from information technology and robotics to environmental sciences and health will be presenting hands-on activities throughout the building. SciTech Days offer the perfect opportunity for visitors to talk to real scientists about their careers.

SciTech Days were designed more than a decade ago as an enhanced school field trip experience for middle and high school students. Thousands of students from area schools have signed up for special programming and workshops. Middle school students in grades 5-8 are scheduled for Nov. 4 and 5. High school students in grades 9-12 will attend SciTech days Nov. 6 and 7. The general public is also invited to attend and to explore the wonder of science and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) career possibilities.

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