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…

‘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 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 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…

Siemens & Discovery Education Announce ‘We Can Change the World Challenge’ Winners

Discovery Education is a proud supporter of the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, a sustainability challenge for students across the nation, encouraging them to tackle environmental issues with solutions that will positively impact the environment. Today, the Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and the College Board announced today the grand prize winners of the fourth annual Challenge. I am always completely blown away…

President Obama Puts the Spotlight on STEM Education, Young Scientists

Today I had the honor of attending the second White House Science Fair, hosted by President Barack Obama to shed light on the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and our next generation of scientists. It was an amazing experience, and not just because it was at the White House. For several hours, students and guests were immersed in a world where Bill Nigh and Neil deGrasse…

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…