Nature and Science Collection

Nature and Science Collection

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TV Teaching Science

Feb 23, 2021

From its inception, producers have envisioned television as a way to inspire kids to become scientists.

From its inception, producers have envisioned television as a way to inspire kids to become scientists.

Macbeth Memories and the Battle of the Mad Scientists

Mar 28, 2019

In this hour, enjoy the following: A conversation with the cast and staff of Shakespeare's Macbeth, as performed by Renaissance Now Theater and Film Battle of the Mad Scientists by Bill Harley

In this hour, enjoy the following: A conversation with the cast and staff of Shakespeare's Macbeth, as performed by Renaissance Now Theater and Film Battle of the Mad Scientists by Bill Harley

STEM Roots in Childhood Play

Mar 12, 2018

Guest: Anne Gold, PhD, Director of CIRES Education and Outreach, University of Colorado Boulder The ability to look at a couch and picture how it might fit into a room – or what it would look like if you stood it on its end – is called “spatial reasoning” and it’s really important for engineers and scientists. Playing with LEGOs© may teach kids these skills at a young age, which could really pay off in STEM careers later.

Guest: Anne Gold, PhD, Director of CIRES Education and Outreach, University of Colorado Boulder The ability to look at a couch and picture how it might fit into a room – or what it would look like if you stood it on its end – is called “spatial reasoning” and it’s really important for engineers and scientists. Playing with LEGOs© may teach kids these skills at a young age, which could really pay off in STEM careers later.

NASA and Women in STEM

Nov 3, 2020

Discussing her experiences working in the STEM field and how we can encourage other girls to pursue their career dreams is Dr. Knicole Colon.

Discussing her experiences working in the STEM field and how we can encourage other girls to pursue their career dreams is Dr. Knicole Colon.

Chemistry Classes Might Be Responsible for Disparities in STEM Majors

Jun 28, 2022

Minority students seeking STEM degrees all seem to hit the same wall: General Chemistry. Why is that?

Minority students seeking STEM degrees all seem to hit the same wall: General Chemistry. Why is that?

Pioneering Women in STEM

Aug 18, 2020

Patricia Fara wants to redefine the legacy of Rosalind Franklin. Georgina Ferry recounts the life of famed scientist Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin and her life's work to understand how insulin works.

Patricia Fara wants to redefine the legacy of Rosalind Franklin. Georgina Ferry recounts the life of famed scientist Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin and her life's work to understand how insulin works.

Rapping for STEM

Nov 10, 2020

Rapping for STEM representation

Rapping for STEM representation

Women in STEM

Feb 9, 2022

How often do you see women working on STEM?

How often do you see women working on STEM?

STEM Education

Nov 4, 2017

On Worlds Awaiting we often talk about reading and writing, but what about the third “R” - 'rithmetic. Arithmetic is, of course, an essential foundation stone for all of science, and by all rights, should be included in a broad view of literacy for children. Our first guest, BYU Electrical Engineering Professor Aaron Hawkins, talks with Rachel about the growing field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – the STEM subjects. Hawkins emphasizes the importance of STEM Education in children’s preparation for future professional careers. He’s director of Brigham Young University’s Integrated Microfabrication Laboratory. Dr. Hawkins is also one of the founders of IMMERSE, an undergraduate research program at BYU that provides college students with the opportunity to do community outreach and education

On Worlds Awaiting we often talk about reading and writing, but what about the third “R” - 'rithmetic. Arithmetic is, of course, an essential foundation stone for all of science, and by all rights, should be included in a broad view of literacy for children. Our first guest, BYU Electrical Engineering Professor Aaron Hawkins, talks with Rachel about the growing field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – the STEM subjects. Hawkins emphasizes the importance of STEM Education in children’s preparation for future professional careers. He’s director of Brigham Young University’s Integrated Microfabrication Laboratory. Dr. Hawkins is also one of the founders of IMMERSE, an undergraduate research program at BYU that provides college students with the opportunity to do community outreach and education