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WHAT’S NEWS IN SHALER MUSIC FOR MS MuSic for MS, a Pittsburgh-based music festival that benefits those living with MS, will host its fourth annual event at Hartwood Acres on Aug. 12. Over the past three years, $132,500 has been raised. Many local performers will be featured this year including Mark Dignam, Tullycavy, the North Allegheny Fiddlers and Folk Chorale. National band performances will include The Seamus Egan Project (founder of Solas) and Donna the Buffalo. The Master of Ceremonies for the event will once again be Pittsburgh’s own Michele Michaels from WDVE Radio. In addition to great music, this family- friendly event will include some of the region’s best local food, beverage and merchandise vendors. Doors open at 3 p.m. and musical acts will begin at 4 p.m. All parking for this event is available on site and is free of charge. MuSic for MS will be held rain or shine and is a general admission event with 100 percent outdoor seating on the Hartwood Acres Amphitheater lawn. Please bring your own chairs and/or blankets. No umbrellas, tents or shelters will be permitted in the main seating area. For more information, contact Greg Lusty at 724.601.3923. SCOUTING FOR FOOD Scouting for Food is a nationwide food drive to assist local communities that are food insecure. During the month of April, local Boy Scouts distributed door hangers in their neighborhoods to announce the food drive. Scouts then return to pick up 6 724.942.0940 TO ADVERTISE | Shaler and deliver donations to local food banks and pantries. A Scout promises “to help other people at all times.” Scouting for Food is the leading service program for Boy Scouts of America and is a part of the national BSA program Good Turn for America. Support your local Boy Scouts by participating in the annual Scouting for Food drive! For more information, visit LHC-BSA.org. CWNC classroom. Students were blown away by the amount of computer-aided machinery available to the engineering students. They recognized that the seemingly simple skills they are developing in class are being honed at universities across the nation and deployed to solve some of our generation’s most pressing challenges. CADD CONNECTIONS: LOCAL COMPANIES INSPIRE FUTURE ENGINEERS David Yackuboskey and his students from the Intro to CADD class at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School (CWNCHS) spent a day touring relevant STEM career locations. The first stop of the STEM tour, Michael Baker International, introduced actual models used in the construction and renovation of roadways, generated using the same computer software students use in the classroom. Lunchtime found the group at Robert Morris University’s Department of Engineering. The scale of RMU’s STEM efforts was exponential next to the The afternoon brought the group to Cadnetics, a full-service production team that leads a project from existing building document through computer-aided design and building information modeling, to 3D visual representations. James Mauler and Travis Johnson of Cadnetics captured students’ attention with a laser scanner rendering of a three- dimensional model of the room they were in. The model was created and could then be manipulated using CADD software similar to what is used in the classroom. The combination of the tour with a passionate teacher and project-based opportunities for the students prepares a new generation for the 21st century jobs we can only imagine. Read more at stemcareertours.com. CWNC TEACHERS HONORED Three teachers from Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic were recently honored for the completion of year-long Distinguished Educator Research Fellowships through Grow a Generation. Amy Murray developed a Zebrafish Aquaria in her classroom and enabled 16 of her AP Biology students to compete in the Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair, doing sophisticated