Throughout the year, Penn State Center Pittsburgh creates many opportunities for connections between the Penn State and Pittsburgh communities, through events, programs, projects, and research. Our primary programs hosted at the Center include:

High-Performance Building Summer ProgramInstructor with a group of students outside in front of a high performance building
High-Performance Building Summer Program - Immersive 3-Week summer program for first- and second-year Penn State students to learn how high-performance building design and construction principles contribute to a more sustainable, efficient, and healthier built environment.
City Semester PittsburghStudy Away Pittsburgh
City Semester Pittsburgh - A unique learning experience for Penn State students of all majors and backgrounds who would like spend a semester learning about sustainability in Pittsburgh's urban setting.
National Green Infrastructure Certification ProgramStudents looking over open grass lot
National Green Infrastructure Certification Program - NGICP is a 35-hour program taught by Penn State Center Pittsburgh to educate local practitioners on the ecological and economic benefits and challenges of installing and maintaining successful green infrastructure in the region.
Engaged Scholarship
Engaged Scholarship - Engaged Scholarship is out-of-classroom, real-world learning, projects, and research that students undertake, often in service of their local community.