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September 12, 2018

La Roche College to Host Discover STEM on Oct. 13

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 12, 2018 – La Roche University invites high school students to explore the fields of science, technology, engineering and math at Discover STEM on Oct. 13.

The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Zappala College Center on La Roche’s campus in McCandless Township and conclude at 3:30 p.m.

High school students will participate in hands-on STEM workshops prepared by La Roche faculty. Students can choose from two out of six workshops offered upon pre-registration. Workshop topics include chemistry, biology, math, engineering, technology and exercise science. 

“A general introduction to STEM concepts is very helpful to students considering a STEM-related major in college,” Chair of the Computer Science Department Jeffery Perdue, M.S., said. “Students may discover one or more areas of interest for further study.”

Panel discussions for students and parents will focus on careers in STEM. Additionally parents are invited to attend information sessions on college access and financial aid while students participate in workshops.

Discover STEM is sponsored by the Brooks Foundation and supported by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) North Hills Pittsburgh, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. 

Light morning refreshments and a complimentary lunch are included. Register online in advance.

For more information, please call: Freshman Admissions at 412-536-1272 or email

About La Roche University: A private liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs and one doctoral program, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential college provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,500 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.