The ALCOSAN Clean Water Academy is a weeklong STEM enrichment program that exposes students to science, technology, engineering, and math content relating to wastewater treatment. Topics include engineering, chemistry, microbiology, and technology.
Students will begin the week with an in-depth tour of ALCOSAN’s wastewater treatment plant and onsite laboratory. They will also engage with a wide variety of STEM professionals including engineers, scientists, information technologists, and tradespeople. Students will participate in hands-on lab and engineering activities as well as a special technology project. University faculty will teach some classes and lab sessions.
2017 Program Dates:
July 17 - July 21, 2017
Who is Eligible to Participate?
Current 9th and 10th grade students attending schools in the ALCOSAN service area are eligible to participate.
How Much Does the Program Cost?
There are no fees associated with the Clean Water Academy; however, students are required to bring their own lunch Monday through Thursday. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided daily, and pizza will be provided for lunch on Friday. Bus tickets will be provided as needed.
What is the Program Schedule?
Program hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.
(Students may arrive as early as 8:30 a.m. and depart no later than 3:45 p.m.)
When Does Enrollment Close?
Enrollment has been extended. Please submit completed applications as soon as possible.
Parents/Guardians must attend a one hour parent/student orientation on either Wednesday, June 7, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. (or) Saturday, June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.
How Do I Enroll My Child for the Clean Water Academy?
The enrollment packet for the Clean Water Academy can be downloaded HERE. Please follow the instructions provided iand ensure that all documents are complete before returning them. Completed packets can be returned via email, postal mail or fax to:
Allegheny County Sanitary Authority
Scholastic Outreach - CWA
3300 Preble Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Fax: (412) 734-6218
If you have questions regarding the Clean Water Academy, contact us at CWA@alcosan.org.