Educating Our Future Workforce to Achieve Global Leadership

Today’s guest post on Discovery Blog is from Bill Goodwyn, President of Global Distribution and CEO of Discovery Education at Discovery Communications. If you ask the average student in Austria or the Czech Republic what the words “United States of America” conjure up for them, it is likely that they will still use the following words: innovation, opportunity, progress, pioneering…which is why I was shocked to read a recent article…

‘MythBusters’ Charms Chicago, Awaits Museum Goers

Today’s guest blog post is from David Tra, Social Media Specialist for Discovery Channel and our resident MythBusters expert. Last week, I was lucky enough to attend the world premiere of new MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The exhibit brings together one of my favorite shows, MythBusters, with an experience that allows guests to interact and experiment with myths from the show.…

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…

The Search Is on for ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’

Know a scientifically savvy 5th through 8th grader? Discovery Education and 3M have just opened the 2011 call for entries for the 13th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Ten finalists will be selected to receive an all-expense paid trip to the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minnesota to compete in the final challenge in October 2011, and the winner will receive $25,000 and the title of “America’s…

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…

Video Interview with Liam McCarty, ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’

Yesterday, Discovery Education and 3M named Liam McCarty of Elm Grove, Wisconsin as “America’s Top Young Scientist” for developing an innovative wound closure system that better protects deep cuts as part of the 2010 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. McCarty was one of 10 finalists who competed this in a series of live science challenges yesterday in New York City, including  communicating principles of science behind unusual phenomenons, such as a disappearing…

Discovery Communications Recognized for Science Initiative at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Discovery Communications was recognized today at the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative for its multimedia, multi-year science initiative, “Be the Future,” which supports President Obama’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education priorities.  (See Discovery Communications President and CEO David Zaslav talking about the importance of a STEM education.) Zaslav, along with other business and non-profit leaders, was honored by President Bill Clinton before the meeting’s technology plenary…

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…

Discovery Education Partners with Cablevision for Technology Training for Teachers

Discovery Education teamed up last month with Cablevision’s nationally recognized education initiative, Power to Learn, to treat over 150 educators to a professional development event at Cablevision’s headquarters in Bethpage, New York. Discovery and Cablevision featured a powerhouse lineup, including Philippe Cousteau, Discovery Education’s Chief Spokesperson for Environmental Education, and Debbie Myers, General Manager of Science Channel. In addition to promoting Science Channel’s new Head Rush programming block, educational trainers from Discovery Education…