STEM

The Wizardry World of Coding

Children across the world are learning to code while diving into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It’s all because of a new STEM product called the Harry Potter Kano coding kit. Alex Klein CEO and co-founder of Kano computing shows us how these wands are teaching kids to code is.

Stem Mobile Aviation Lab

Fifth grade teacher Tiffany Randall knows how hard it is to get her entire classroom of children excited about learning. To encourage enthusiasm for science, Randall has teamed up with the Stem Mobile Aviation Lab that utilizes drones VR goggles and flight simulators to teach students about physics aerospace and programming. We go inside the […]

SciTech Now Episode 509

In this episode of SciTech Now, explore the chemistry of cider; how squiggly lines may replace passwords; a look at how one classroom is using VR googles and flight simulators for learning; and keeping up with the innovations of healthcare.

Virtual Reality to Treat Pain

Virtual reality has opened the door for endless possibilities in treating medical conditions including pain management. Chief Medical Officer of Samsung electronics of America, Dr. David Rhew, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Google Hangout to discuss virtual reality advancements in the medical profession.

The Hidden Life of Magnets

Ainissa Ramirez is a Scientist, Author and a self-proclaimed “Science Evangelist.” She is the creator of a podcast series called “Science Underground.” She joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the hidden life of magnets.

Big Ideas, Tiny Museums

Imagine walking through the mall and suddenly coming across a box full of information to explore. MICRO, a company that produces tiny museums, is cramming small exhibits into boxes that can be placed in unexpected places. With the hope of integrating science and learning into people’s day-to-day lives.

SciTech Now Episode 502

In this episode of SciTech Now, we take a look at tiny museums; discover the hidden life of magnets; see how virtual reality can treat pain; and explore Jupiter.

Meet the one and only Bill Nye the Science Guy

Television host Bill Nye the Science Guy was known in the 90s for his quirky humor, fun science experiments, and his ability to make STEM learning fun and engaging. Nye is the subject of the new documentary titled “Bill Nye: Science Guy” in which he opens up about who he is and what drives him […]

SciTech Now Episode 417

In this episode of SciTech Now, we get a look into why whales are showing up in NYC waterways; Professor Robin Bell speaks about her study on the melting polar caps; an annual international competition where students have fun while learning the principles of STEM; and community solutions to climate change.

An annual international STEM competition

Since 2000, the annual international RoboFest competition in Southfield, Michigan, is a festival of autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of science, technology, engineering, math and computer science. With more than 20,000 students from all over the world, students design, construct, and program robots giving them hands on experience.