What’s up with Pittsburgh? Before I moved to Pittsburgh six or so years ago my only exposure to the city had been an obscure quote from Short Circuit.
Little did I know that Pittsburgh was absolutely the best place in the world to launch Dream Flight Adventures. There is an incredibly collaborative ecosystem of innovators, educators, and support organizations that promote creativity and learning here! If it weren’t for Idea Foundry, the Allegheny Intermedia Unit, the Grable Foundation, and the Kids+Creativity Network, our incredible program—which is now enjoyed by thousands of kids—would still just be a PVC-pipe prototype in my living room.
It was two years and two months ago at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit where we connected with our first school partner—Shaler Area School District—and now the program has grown to new heights and surpassed our wildest dreams. The IKS Titan is blazing the trail, we have several new simulators under construction, and we just unveiled a sister product, Mission Ops.
And now, the Allegheny Intermediate Unit is at it again, offering another round of STEAM Grants to catalyze innovative schools in the greater Pittsburgh region. We’re pleased to announce that we’re partnering with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit to offer Mission Ops to the schools who develop interactive STEAM Labs through the STEAM Grants this year.
For more information, please check out this summary sheet (PDF) or contact us. We’re excited to give back to the community that gave us our start—not to mention bringing interactive education to more students than ever before!