Kal Penn’s ‘The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius’ Premieres Tonight on Discovery Channel

Could the next Einstein be in our ranks? On The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius, premiering tonight on Discovery Channel at 10pm ET/PT, host Kal Penn launches his search for the next great innovator that could change the future of our world. In each episode, Penn will present contestants with a seemingly impossible engineering challenge that must be solved in just 30 minutes. The judges will then choose the best engineering concept…

Discovery Announces ‘Connect the Dots’ National STEM Education Initiative

As a company launched on the tenets of curiosity, Discovery has long supported STEM education and its importance in shaping our future leaders (a point I most recently witnessed in action while attending the White House Science Fair last week). Today, Discovery Communications announced a new multimedia, national STEM education initiative called Connect the Dots, designed to inspire students’ interest in STEM education and career paths. The initiative was announced…

Discovery Attends The White House Science Fair

As I have mentioned on the blog many times, working at Discovery Communications has some major perks, but yesterday may be an all-time high point for me. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the White House Science Fair yesterday, with students from all across the country exhibiting their incredible projects for President Obama and Science Fair attendees. When I arrived at the White House, I was immediately…

Upfront 2013: Rapping BBQ Masters, Ferocious Gators and Terrifying Tightropes

What do Honey Boo Boo, Oprah and Morgan Freeman have in common? They all stole the stage at Discovery Communications’ Upfront 2013-14. On April 4, hundreds gathered at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City to get the first glimpse into the future of Discovery Communications programming. The show kicked off with daredevil Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk over the audience – a small feat compared to his upcoming walk…