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Students with their teacher looking at a robotics institute demonstration.

K-12 Teachers

Each year hundreds of teachers participate in professional development programs provided by Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff. The Gelfand Center works with each presenter to be sure that the programs are eligible for Act 48 status. Educators earned thousands of Act 48 hours by attending Carnegie Mellon programs last year!

The Gelfand Center provides a variety of resources for K-12 educators including Educational Materials and Professional Development Programs. You can also review our Frequently Asked Questions for fast facts about our offerings. 

When possible, the Leonard Gelfand Center participates in several science events throughout the year. If your school is hosting a STEM Related event and is looking for participants, please let us know by contacting us!