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The PBS NewsHour STEM Coverage

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The PBS NewsHour dedicates significant airtime and Web space to coverage of scientific research, technological developments and the environment. The NewsHour reports on topics ranging from space travel to butterfly migration to neuroscience to the engineering behind building a sewer system. The NewsHour's science Web page features slideshows, blogs, infographics and profiles of creative super- STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teachers, as well as "Science Wednesday," which covers a single topic in depth.

The NewsHour also runs Student Reporting Labs, where students in out-of-school programs in 40 communities from Alaska to Florida create video reports on topics important to their communities.

Science correspondent Miles O'Brien said of the NewsHour's STEM reporting: "It's so important for our national discourse and debate; it's so important for the education of our kids; it's so important for, ultimately, the competitiveness of our country that we have people who understand a little something about science and technology."

Learn more about PBS NewsHour at: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/topic/science/
Learn more about the Student Reporting Labs at: http://www.studentreportinglabs.com/.



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