Pitt | Swanson Engineering

**Due to the recent COVID-19 crisis, the INVESTING NOW application deadline has been extended to April 30, 2020. It is our greatest aim to remain flexible as possible in providing potential students time, resources, and information during this time.**

Welcome to the INVESTING NOW Program

INVESTING NOW, created in 1988, is a college preparatory program created to stimulate, support, and recognize the high academic performance of pre-college students from groups that are historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors and careers. The purpose of the program is to ensure that participants are well prepared for matriculation at the University of Pittsburgh.

The primary goals are to:

  • Create a pipeline for well-prepared students to enter college and pursue science, technology, engineering and math majors
  • Encourage and support students’ enrollment and achievement in advanced mathematics and science courses
  • Ensure that the participants make informed college choices
  • Support and encourage parents in their role as advocates for their children
  • Coordinate partnerships between the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and local schools. 

Every year, approximately 150 students participate in INVESTING NOW activities. Membership in INVESTING NOW involves a student commitment to attend year-round programming from ninth through twelfth grade. Programming focuses on six areas:

                                                                        IN Programming Principles


We encourage you to watch the video below to get a glimpse into the program from the eyes of our students, their families, and our staff.

Investing Now Program
152 Benedum Hall
3700 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Tel: 412-624-0224
Fax: 412-624-8869  

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