‘Science Presents DNews’ Welcomes President (and Science Enthusiast) President Obama

Science has been a part of Discovery’s DNA since we first launched in June 1985, and it continues to be a priority for us…and one of our neighbors down the road in D.C. In December, Science Channel debuted Science Presents DNews, nightly nuggets of science goodness hosted by DNews’ Trace Dominguez and Amy Shira Teitel. But this week, Science Presents DNews will welcome a special guest host: President Barack Obama.…

Science Channel and Discovery Education Launch ‘Support Our Science’ Initiative

Earlier today, Science Channel and Discovery Education launched “Support Our Science” (S.O.S.), a new initiative that’s part of a larger, on-going effort designed to ignite students’ curiosity while providing educators with the means to build skills and knowledge in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In partnership with The Planetary Society, Girls Inc. and Maker Ed., S.O.S.’s first initiative will provide two high-need schools with professional development opportunities, hands-on…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday, Discovery! We closed out May with a busy week – kicking off with the White House Science Fair and ending with the completion of our Eurosport acquisition. Catch up with our week of news below and then get your daily dose of cute with Animalist’s compilation of dogs taking baths – does it get much better? Discovery Completes Eurosport Acquisition (Multichannel) Discovery Partners with US2020 During White House…

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…

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…

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…