Intended for family viewers, It Ain't Rocket Science will explore a variety of STEM related topics through interviews and segments that are meant to engage the minds of youth. Technology reporter, Adam Balkin, will host the 30 minute pilot. Show segments include:
An inside look at FIRST and its robotics program
A visit with Goleta California High School teacher Amir Abo-Shaeer, subject of the recently published book, The New Cool which profiles the MacArthur Fellow and his robotics team
An interview with Scientific American editor Mariette DiChristina about the contagious cancer running rampant among the Tasmanian Devil population. An animated cartoon character known to many youngsters and adults alike, DiChristina breaks down the critter's affliction in a manner we can all understand
An up close understanding of how the Indiana Jones and the Adventures of Archaeology exhibit can inspire students to find out more about the science of archeology
It Ain't Rocket Science will debut on YNN on Saturday, July 30th at 8:00 p.m. with a replay on Sunday, July 31st at 8:00 p.m. YNN is available to Time Warner Cable customers and there will be additional placement on YNN On Demand. Check your local listings for channel locations.
For more information about It Ain't Rocket Science and Connect a Million Minds, please visit www.connectamillionminds.com.