Science 2019, the University of Pittsburgh’s annual celebration of science and technology, is coming to Alumni Hall and the William Pitt Union, Wednesday through Friday, October 16–18. For three full days, Pittsburgh’s leading researchers and young investigators will present their latest findings and discuss current “hot topics” in science. Keynote lectures will be given by prominent guest scientists. Science 2019 will feature the latest in scientific discovery and research, as well as a number of exciting events—symposium sessions, exhibits, poster sessions, a career development workshop, an innovation showcase, and more—all built around an inspiring theme.

Admission to all Science 2019 events is free and open to the public, but registration is required. On-site registration will also be available.

Pitt’s Alumni Hall, located on Fifth Avenue between Lytton and Tennyson Avenues in the heart of the Oakland campus, and the William Pitt Union, located across from Soldiers and Sailors, will host all Science 2019 activities. Parking near Alumni Hall and the William Pitt Union is available on the street or in the Soldiers and Sailors Garage at Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard.

Science 2019 is designed to showcase the region’s academic strengths in science, engineering, medicine, and computation and to highlight some of the incredible research going on in these areas. It also is intended to demonstrate how this research can be a catalyst for regional economic development; foster collaboration among academic and industrial scientists; and promote the idea that science can be interesting, exciting, and fun.

While all Science 2019 events are free and open to the public, among those likely to be particularly interested are faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and research associates from Pitt and other local colleges and universities; representatives of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, information technology, scientific equipment, and related industries; leaders in economic development and philanthropy; representatives of law firms, financial firms, and venture capitalists; and secondary school science teachers.

Students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members are invited to present posters on research relevant to a wide range of Science 2019 themes. For more information, click here.


Product and service exhibits, as well as information booths by University offices that serve the scientific community, will be on display again this year.


Special Preview Event
Career Symposium for Postdocs and Graduate Students
Tuesday, 15 October
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
O'Hara Student Center, Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Michael G. Wells Entrepreneurial Scholars Lecture
Wednesday, 16 October
4:00 to 4:45 p.m.
Alumni Hall, Auditorium, 7th Floor

Michael G. Wells Student Health Care
Competition and Kuzneski Innovation Cup Winners Announcement

Wednesday, 16 October
4:45 to 5:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall, Auditorium, 7th Floor

Opening Reception and Innovation Showcase
Wednesday, 16 October
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall, J.W. Connolly Ballroom, 1st Floor

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