STEM

Jacqueline Means doing experiments with kids.
Courtesy of Wilmington Urban Stem Initiative
Cherri Gregg
February 19, 2020 - 4:00 am
Jacqueline Means is the queen of STEM. At 12, with her mom's help, Means decided to create an event where girls could get hands-on experience doing science projects. That's when the Wilmington Urban Stem Initiative was born. Read more here.
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STEM students
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Jim Melwert
February 03, 2020 - 4:45 am
Chester County U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan is trying to address the shortage of women in STEM careers — especially in engineering and math — with the new bipartisan Women in Stem Caucus. Read more here.
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CODE-E is a 5.5-foot robot that teaches STEM skills to school students.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
December 04, 2019 - 2:05 pm
A special partnership that includes a robot is helping to bring technology skills education to an elementary school. It's part of a program aimed at getting kids ready for the real world. Read more here.
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Rachel Bergey with her spotted lanternfly trap.
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Jim Melwert
November 03, 2019 - 4:30 am
Two girls from the Delaware Valley each won top prizes at an elite, national science competition in Washington, D.C. last week.
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Comic Con for Kids
Courtesy of Comic Con for Kids
Andrew Kramer
October 12, 2019 - 5:45 am
Comic Con for Kids at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center kicks off this weekend — the first-ever event of its kind in the area. Read more here.
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OutFest
Patrick Hagerty
Holli Stephens
October 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
If you’ve ever wanted to dress up as a kooky and mostly misunderstood character in Philadelphia’s history, you have multiple opportunities to do so this weekend. In this edition of The KYW To-Do List, you'll find a wide variety of things to do in Philly and the burbs.
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Shara Dae Howard
June 12, 2019 - 6:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Brigid Jensen has always been skilled in the science and mathematics field — it runs in the family. But her determination to cure ALS runs deeper. When Jensen was 2, her grandfather died from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The few lucid moments he had were sparked...
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Riverbend Environmental Education Center
Riverbend Environmental Education Center
Rasa Kaye
May 22, 2019 - 11:33 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Minutes away from the city line in Gladwyne, the Riverbend Environmental Education Center has been a leafy oasis of trails and woodlands open for the public to wander from dawn to dusk, as well as a source of innovative eco-friendly programming for all ages since 1975...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
March 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A free STEM workshop in Hunting Park on Saturday is geared towards helping students learn more about opportunities in the field. "I am really hoping to demystify what STEM is," said Isobel Dewey, director of STEM at Simon Gratz Mastery Charter High School. She says...
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Wagner Free Institute of Science and the Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Courtesy of David Graham, Wagner Free Institute of Science
Molly Daly
February 25, 2019 - 5:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A North Philadelphia natural history museum - which was founded in the 1800s on the belief that education in the sciences should be open to everyone - will host an event March 7 exploring the history of girls' education in the sciences, the challenges they face and...
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