Connecting Ordinary People
 

Connecting Ordinary People

Co-OP is a Pittsburgh-based community initiative that presents factual scientific information to engage key stakeholder groups in professional fields such as engineering, industry, and government.

 
 
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Our Mission

Co-OP is a Pittsburgh-based community initiative that presents factual scientific information to engage key stakeholder groups in professional fields such as engineering, industry, and government. Local, interdisciplinary experts comprise forum panels and are trained to communicate their expertise in a clear, comprehensive manner. Co-OP's goal is to educate and inform environmentally sound and socially conscious decision making in the Pittsburgh community.

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We care about your decisions
impacting our community.
 

What We Offer

Network Growth & Development

We collaborate and create partnerships with leading researchers, business professionals, scientists and engineers, governmental representatives, and nonprofit organizations. Local expertise is leveraged to connect the Co-OP network with the region's sustainability experts and initiatives. Co-OP speakers and forum attendees gain valuable connections to Pittsburgh-based experts and sustainability projects.

Science Communication Training

Advanced science-based communication training is offered to forum speakers to ensure effective dissemination of science to non-technical audiences. Public forums are designed with the understanding that a major challenge confronting scientists and engineers is the high degree of technicality- both in the language and in practice- that their work requires.

Interactive Learning Platforms

Experience-based learning has proven time and time again to be an effective means for increased understanding. Building audience consensus is achieved through developing hands-on tools, simulations, and workshops that emphasize verbal communication in small group settings. Forum-based events offer additional value through question and answer sessions.

 
 

Get Involved

To learn more about how to get involved with Co-OP, volunteer at
events, or suggest programming, please visit our Contact Us page
and submit a form with your ideas, thoughts, and feedback! 

Contact us to learn more.