The Future is Now: Pitt-Johnstown Hosts CODE 4 STEM Academy

Students from second grade through high school may boldly step into the future at Pitt-Johnstown’s CODE 4 STEM Academy. Topics will range from sports science to robotics to video game development.

Pitt-Johnstown’s campus will host the eight-week courses, which run from June 17 through the week of August 12, with a break during the July 4 holiday week. All courses are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. with a noon-to-1 p.m. lunch break.

  • Explorer Course (Grades 2-5) – In this course, exciting course themes and daily topics and activities will promote STEM awareness, exploration and learning. 
  • Science & Technology Course (Grades 6-9+) – In this course, projects and activities are designed to develop computational thinking, coding and engineering design skills and to build bridges between those skills and how and when to apply them in core academic STEM classes and the real world.

Our Computational-Learning environment and curriculum supports the needs of a Changing Student, Advancing Technology, and an Evolving World.

CODE 4 STEM combines Pitt-Johnstown’s CODE (Computational-learning for Opportunities in a Digital Environment) initiative with concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

The Academy’s mission is to work in collaboration with schools, parents, and community partners to build a CODE-smart community where every child can learn the basics of coding for improved engagement and outcomes in STEM learning.


The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown was founded in 1927 and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and by Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization.” The distinctive combination of Pitt-Johnstown’s people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success. Pitt-Johnstown is the regional leader, educating for success in the Real World.