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Science Center hosts Navy Week events


Carnegie Science Center will host Navy Week events on Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7, showcasing the Navy’s work relating to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

At the two-day event, visitors will have the chance to explore interactive exhibits featuring robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics.

The Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team will demonstrate how robots disarm explosive devices. Visitors can check out real Navy gear, such as dive helmets and bomb suits.

The Office of Naval Research’s SeaPerch Exhibit features videos and demonstrations by Naval personnel of interactive underwater robots. Guests will be able to control a remotely operated vehicle.

A live presentation will chronicle the history of USS Constitution, the Navy’s oldest ship still in commission – a wooden vessel with sails. Sailors from the ship in 19th-century period costume will display hands-on activities about the ship. The history performance will be presented twice daily on Friday (noon and 2 p.m.) and Saturday (1 p.m. and 3 p.m.).

Sailors from USS Pittsburgh will be on board USS Requin both days to talk about how nuclear subs are different from USS Requin.

The Environmental Stewardship resource table highlights all the many ways the U.S. Navy has embraced its mission and responsibility to serve as a good steward of the environment.

Navy Weeks are designed to bring America’s Navy closer to the people it protects, in cities without a significant naval presence. The goal of the military’s outreach effort is to increase Americans’ understanding of the Navy. Pittsburgh was one of six cities chosen this year because it has no significant naval presence, and the Navy Office of Community Outreach hasn’t conducted Navy Week here since 2006.

The Office of Naval Research is committed to encouraging young scientists in STEM fields. As part of this effort, the office provides programs for K-12 students designed to build excitement about science and careers in science and engineering.

Navy Week events at the Science Center are free with admission. For more information, visit


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