America’s educational system is currently trying to find ways to encourage students with special emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, commonly referred to as STEM.
Along those lines, a new television series is aiming to inspire millions of girls by using real-world STEM adventures. Titled “SciGirls,” each episode of the series features different girls doing their own science investigations and engineering projects, accompanied by two animated characters.
The educational program is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Richard Hudson and his team at Twin Cities Public Television.
According to an article from the NSF, “”SciGirls.” This is the first television science series designed specifically for girls, ages 8 to 12, to inspire and empower them to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).”
The new season is scheduled to begin in April 2015. This season the SciGirls will work together as citizen scientists and share their findings with professional scientists.
The show strives to engage students in STEM education by linking each episode to the website.