WGTE Public Media’s Educational Resource Center will host two half-hour live streams Thursday, May 2, at 8:30 a.m. and at 1 p.m. to explore opportunities and careers related to STEM — science, technology, engineering and math.
Each 30-minute STEM lab program will be streamed live online on Knowledge Stream, WGTE’s video-on-demand service at knowledgestream.org.
Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to watch to learn about opportunities available in STEM professions. Practicing professionals from The University of Toledo will serve as panelists so that students can see role models for these careers.
WGTE has invited classrooms from around Ohio to participate in each program. Viewers with questions may email or chat with panelists during the shows at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At 8:30 a.m., Dr. Isabel Escobar, UT professor of chemical and environmental engineering will moderate a panel that will feature Dr. Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, UT associate professor of medicinal and biological chemistry; Dr. Karen Bjorkman, dean of the UT College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Distinguished University Professor of Astronomy; and Amber Hall, an undergraduate majoring in bioengineering and exercise science. Watch this discussion here.
At 1 p.m., Escobar will moderate a second panel that will consist of Dr. Lesley Berhan, UT associate professor of mechanical engineering; Dr. Cyndee Gruden, UT associate professor of civil engineering; and Shelly Nielsen, UT engineering alumna who works at NAMSA. Watch this panel here.