COMETS Program

COMETS is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Program

The Courses on Math, Engineering, Technology and Science (COMETS) Program is a STEM initiative of both education and industry. COMETS is directed at supporting and guiding middle school students as they gain confidence in their abilities in science, math, engineering and technology. The purpose of the program is to:

  • provide sixth, seventh and eighth grade students in southwestern Pennsylvania with mentoring support and hands-on experiential learning activities that support the pursuit of upper-level math and science courses in high school
  • provide a positive perspective of college-level STEM courses
  • give encouragement and guidance in selecting future STEM-related careers, both college degree and non-degree careers.

Parent/Student Awareness

Throughout the program, parents will receive access to STEM resources such as future STEM programs, information on new careers in STEM fields, and tools that will enhance student interest. Participants will also receive information on STEM student websites and notifications for area programs throughout the year. 

Registration is now open for 2023-2024 Session!

Register Here

2023-2024 COMETS Schedule

Parents and Students Meet n' Greet Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 7 p.m.
All classes will be held from 10 a.m. - noon

Saturday, December 9, 2023
Saturday, January  13, 2024
Saturday, February 10, 2024
Saturday, March 9, 2024
COMETS Camp, Saturday, March 23, 2024
Saturday, April 13, 2024
Saturday, April 27, 2024

For more information contact Deb Novak - [email protected]

The funding for this STEM initiative is provided by: Emerson Charitable Trust

Students will receive a COMETS T-shirt for participating in this program.