KCNC Encourages Girls’ Interest in STEM

Topic: Education
Posted on 5/2/2016

CBS-owned KCNC-TV Denver hosted 11,000 young girls and their families at a "Girls and Science" expo, held March 5 at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The fair featured nearly 30 “science clubhouses,” where visitors could meet women with careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). KCNC meteorologist Lauren Whitney hosted the popular "Lauren’s Weather Lab," where kids lined up to see themselves on TV monitors in front of a weather map and learn about clouds and rain. Since statistics show girls are just as interested in math and science as boys until middle school, CBS-owned stations around the country are fostering that interest by hosting "Girls and Science" events at local museums or convention centers. “The power of television for good was on display,” wrote Denver Post reporter Joanne Ostrow.

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