You see them around campus, on the bus, or at the farmer’s market—tote bags going back to Science2001.

The no-frills approach for Science2010 means no new bags this year, but participants are encouraged to reuse their bags from years past. 

Science Bags

About Science2006

Science2010— Transformations, the University of Pittsburgh’s 10th annual celebration of science and technology, is planned for Thursday and Friday, 7 and 8 October, at Alumni Hall. Two full days of great science presentations by some of Pittsburgh’s leading researchers are planned, as are keynote lectures by distinguished guest scientists. Also featured will be exhibits, poster sessions, a career development workshop, a new technology showcase, networking opportunities, and more—all built around an inspiring theme: Science2010—Transformations. What does it mean? Click here to find out.

For a printable schedule of events, click here.

Admission to all Science2010 events is free and open to the public, but registration is required. On-site registration will be available.


Location & Parking
Pitt’s Alumni Hall, located on Fifth Avenue between Lytton and Tennyson Avenues in the heart of the Oakland campus, will be home to Science2010. Parking is available on the street or in the nearby Soldiers and Sailors Garage at Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard.


Purpose of Event
Science2010 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 to the public that science can be interesting, exciting, and fun.


Target Audience
While all Science2010 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.


Poster Sessions
Students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members are invited to present posters on research related to this year’s Science2010 symposium sessions. For more information, click here.



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


Special Preview Events
Life Sciences Supplier Show
Wednesday, 6 October
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Petersen Events Center
Concourse Level

Career Development Symposium
Wednesday, 6 October
3:00 –5:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall, 7th Floor Lobby  (new time!)

Opening Reception and Technology Showcase
Wednesday, 6 October
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall, J.W. Connolly Ballroom

For information regarding the special preview events, please click here.


For More Information
If you have questions or comments relating to this site or to Science2010, please contact us.