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…

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…

Kids Day 2013: Get Curious!

In honor of Take Your Child to Work Day yesterday, Discovery invited the youngest in our ranks to come experience life at the office…or maybe just how we wish every day was! Discovery’s Kids Day 2013 kicked off with mug decorating, face-painting and monster hair styling, and then the kids settled in for a morning of wild science shows, featuring interactive science experiments and lots of foam! After a lunch…

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…

Calling All Young Scientists!

Do you know any curious kids who have a flair for science? If so, they could be the winner of the next Discovery Education 3m Young Scientist Challenge. The annual competition recently announced its 15th iteration, in which students in grades 5-8 are encouraged to embrace their love of science by creating a video explaining how we could solve a real-world problem that falls into the category of How We…

Discovery Education and i.am.angel foundation Team Up to Bring Students on a Field Trip to Mars

On Wednesday, December 12, students across the country will be taking a field trip that will put all others to shame – a field trip to Mars, courtesy of NASA, Discovery Education and will.i.am’s i.am.angel foundation. Journey to the Extreme: Your VIP Pass to Mars will give students across the country the exclusive opportunity to to meet the scientists, engineers and innovators behind the Mars Curiosity Rover mission. Tomorrow, beginning…

Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Kick Off the Fifth Annual ‘We Can Change the World Challenge’

Discovery Education and Siemens Foundation kicked off the fifth annual Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge yesterday, asking students K-12 to evaluate environmental problems in communities around the world and develop sustainable solutions. More than $300,000 will be awarded in scholarships, savings bonds, school grants and more to the students who are best able to find real-world solutions to these environmental problems. If you’re an educator or school employee,…

Discovery Education and Intel Partner on ‘Curiosity in the Classroom’

It’s that time of year again! When I ventured out yesterday for my morning commute and was greeted by the adorable sight of D.C. school children boarding the bus in their uniforms, it became official: summer is over and it’s back to school time. Discovery Education and Intel Corporation are heading back to the classroom too, as they announced today the expansion of their Curiosity in the Classroom partnership. The program, an…

Discovery Education and will.i.am Team Up for STEAM Initiative

Today, Discovery Education, in conjunction with will.i.am’s i.am.angel foundation, announced a groundbreaking science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics initiative. Called i.am.STEAM, the program is designed to inspire and cultivate the next generation of innovators and STEAM leaders. The initiative was announced today at an event for students from the i.am College Track Center in Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, held at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California. will.i.am also released his new…