This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here’s what we’ve been buzzing about this past week: For Staff on ‘Naked and Afraid,’ Work is Just a Blur (New York Times) EXCLUSIVE: Scott Foley Has an Emotional Moment Upon Learning His Ancestor’s Ties to George Washington — Watch (Entertainment Tonight) I (Sort Of) Hosted a Show with President Obama! (Popular Science) President Obama Set as Weeklong Guest Host for Science Channel Nightly News Segment (Mashable) Matt and Amy Roloff…

President Obama to Connect with Students Nationwide on the Importance of Reading and Digital Literacy as Critical Skills in Latest Virtual Field Trip from Discovery Education and the White House

Discovery Education and the White House announced today that on the morning of Thursday, April 30, President Obama will connect with students nationwide on the importance of reading in the latest installment of the Of the People: Live from the White House Virtual Field Trip series. This edition, to be broadcast live from Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Washington, D.C., focuses on improving literacy, expanding digital learning, and the ConnectED initiative’s efforts to…

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 Education Heads to the White House Science Fair

On February 7, the White House will celebrate budding scientists with the second White House Science Fair, welcoming student winners representing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions across the U.S. Among the approximately 100 young scientists participating on Tuesday you’ll find student winners from the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge and the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. Both competitions honor the next generation of scientific leaders,…

President Obama to Make Discovery Channel Debut on ‘MythBusters’

Living in D.C., we’re somewhat used to visits from foreign dignitaries, the occasional championship football/basketball/baseball team, etc. However, today President Barack Obama welcomed a bevy of scientific minds to the White House, including Discovery Channel‘s very own Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, as a part of the White House Science Fair. We’ve been geeking out with MythBusters fans today on Twitter and Facebook — following the adventures of Adam and…

President Obama Announces CEO-Led Effort To Improve STEM Education

Today, as part of the White House’s “Educate to Innovate” campaign, President Obama announced the launch of “Change the Equation”, a CEO-led effort to improve dramatically education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Discovery Communications is honored to be a member of Change the Equation, which is a response by the business community to Obama’s urging all Americans last year to join the cause of elevating STEM education as a…