Discovery Education Partners with the Alcoa Foundation to Launch ‘Manufacture Your Future’

Alcoa Foundation, one of the largest corporate foundations in the US, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced yesterday the launch of “Manufacture Your Future,” a new online destination designed to inspire thousands of students in grades 6-12 to take the first step towards exploring and pursuing today’s manufacturing careers. The program provides middle and high school educators, guidance counselors, students…

A Day of Innovation, Inspiration at the White House Science Fair

The White House, young superstar scientists and a MythBuster – what more could a Discovery kid (at heart) want? Today, I was given the incredible opportunity to to attend this year’s White House Science Fair to share this annual event, honoring national innovation in STEM, with our Discovery audiences on social media. Throughout the day, as I explored the Science Fair, I met amazing students who not only proved their…

Discovery Gives Students A Front Row Seat to This Year’s White House Science Fair

Last year, Discovery attended the White House Science Fair, and this year, we’re inviting fans to join in the fun with a live White House broadcast and Discovery Education Virtual Field Trip. On Tuesday, President Obama will host the White House Science Fair, celebrating the remarkable achievements of student science fair winners and extraordinary kid innovators from across the country. As a strong advocate for STEM education, Discovery is involved…

Discovery to Lend Support to ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative

Today, President Barack Obama will announce a new public and private partnership, My Brother’s Keeper, to address a U.S. crisis with regard to minority men and boys. Discovery Communications, as a part of its commitment to equality and education — regardless of color or economic circumstances, will join the President and other leaders in the business, philanthropic and non-profit sectors to develop an aggressive agenda targeted at narrowing and eliminating…

‘We the Geeks’ Google+ Hangout Celebrates Black History Month

As America celebrates Black History Month, Discovery talent and friends will be at the White House for “We the Geeks,” a Google+ Hangout highlighting some of our nation’s most prominent and promising African American science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) achievers.  The event shines a light on the importance of ensuring the Nation’s next generation of inventors, discoverers, and innovators fully reflects the diversity of America. Launching at 3PM ET today,…

Discovery Education to Host Second Future@Now on February 26

On Wednesday, Discovery Education will host Future@Now: Roadmap to the Digital Transition from 9am-5:30pm at Discovery’s headquarters here in Silver Spring. Streaming live to a worldwide audience, this second annual event will focus on one of the most critical issues in education today – implementing effective, district-level digital transitions that prepare students for citizenship, college and careers. At this year’s event, attendees will hear from a variety of education leaders about creating…

Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Open ‘Siemens STEM Academy’ Applications

The Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education, along with their partner Oak Ridge Associated Universities, are inviting educators from across the country to submit applications for the 2014 Siemens Teachers as Researchers (STARs) and Siemens STEM Institute programs, prestigious professional development programs offered to middle and high school educators during the summer. The STARs program selects 40 educators to attend one of two programs held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)…

Discovery Education and 3M Announce 2013’s Top Young Scientist

Earlier this week, representatives from Discovery Education and 3M, a distinguished judges panel and this year’s class of Young Scientist Challenge finalists met in St. Paul, Minn., at the 3M Innovation Center, for the final competition in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. In this last step of the challenge, finalists presented the innovations they developed while working with their 3M scientist throughout the summer. Over the course of…

Discovery Education and Siemens Foundation Kick Off Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge

As scientists and experts look to solve global environmental challenges, the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education are once again looking to our country’s future leaders and problem-solvers for innovative solutions. Last week, Discovery Education and Siemens Foundation partnered to launch this year’s Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. Since 2008, the Challenge has tasked K-12 students, under the guidance of an advisor, with identifying an environmental issue in their classroom,…

Discovery Education STEM Camp Boosts Summer Learning

When students stepped out of the classroom this summer, Discovery Education stepped in with the Discovery Education STEM Camp to ensure students continue to learn, even out of school. The Discovery Education STEM Camp is a dynamic series of standards-aligned STEM curricula that is available at no cost to schools, districts, non-profit organizations and parents. It features hands-on and virtual labs, engineering challenges, digital investigations, videos and career connections designed…