Carnegie Mellon University
Students participating in a workshop

Saturday Classes for Kids   

In 2015, we launched the first of our Saturday Series classes, after recognizing that there was a need for STEM workshops and classes for young learners on CMU campus. Our 3-hour classes are designed and taught by CMU faculty and staff, and are offered to K-9 students in the Pittsburgh & greater community.

Though our focus is on science, technology, engineering, and math, we also offer creative writing and other arts classes. Our mission is to encourage creation and STEM education through rigorous, hands-on learning. Students can study the newest and most effective programming languages, explore architecture and how things work, interact and engage in group work to test models and prototypes, and share ideas about their hypotheses, experiments, and conclusions. Our classes include robotics, 3-D imaging and printing, engineering 101, puzzles & problem solving, and more, varying each semester!

Classes are designed and taught by CMU faculty and staff.

Thank you to alumnus Bernard N. Meisner S ’71 for providing scholarship funds to support students in Gelfand Outreach classes.

See photos of previous Outreach Classes 

Most of our Gelfand Outreach Saturday Series Classes are held at Wean Hall. To get to our campus for our Saturday Series classes please first navigate to campus the address is:

Carnegie Mellon University* 
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

*If you intend to park in the East Campus Garage which is up to 1/2 hour free parking, please navigate to: Carnegie Mellon University, East Campus Garage, 5040 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. 

Then, follow the directions. [pdf]


Sometimes, our Gelfand Outreach Saturday Series Classes are held at the Mellon Institute. To get to our campus for our Saturday Series classes please navigate to the Mellon Institute, and the entrance needed will be the one on South Bellefield Avenue. For navigation purposes, please use the address:

311 South Bellefield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

After turning onto South Bellefield Avenue, please be in the right lane. The Mellon Institute is on the right hand side and is the building with all of the columns. The entrance needed is under the center columns. Please head to the door closest to Fifth Avenue where a Gelfand Outreach staff member will greet you. 

To get to the Mellon Institute, follow the directions [pdf] from CMU Main Campus.