WHERE TO WATCH
FIRST Creates Opportunities for Kids to Get Interested in STEM
February 3, 2020
Larry Cohen, president of FIRST, discusses the gap to fill STEM jobs in the U.S. and how to get young people interested in the field.
Biden Orders Review of Violent Domestic Extremism Threat
Jan 21, 2021
How These Young Entrepreneurs are Modernizing STEM Education
Rohit and Sidharth Srinivasan, bothers and Co-Founders of Trashbots, joins 'Cheddar Innovates' to discuss how they are building a full robotics platform for kids and schools to create more accessible STEM education.
Dec 5, 2017
Siemens Annual STEM Competition Champs
The Siemens Competition in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math puts the greatest young minds in research to the test. Contestants are judged on their research in topics ranging from better cancer diagnosis to better understanding of black holes, and from cybersecurity to preventing deadly hospital infections. The winning team, made up of Arooba Ahmed, Jillian Parker, and Jiachen Lee, joined Cheddar to discuss their game-changing findings. The trio successfully identified a protein that could potentially play a role in a number of diseases, including Alzheimer's. They explain that their interest in cell division led them to decide this was the right issue to tackle. The finding means they may be able to manipulate the levels of this protein to impact other events involved in several diseases. One of Parker’s main motivations for entering the competition was the under-representation of women in science. She highlights the importance of having a female role model, and hopes to be an inspiration for others. In the finals, the trio were the only all-girl team.
Jan 11, 2021
Boston Dynamics Found New Uses for Famed Robot During Coronavirus Pandemic
Boston Dynamic's vice president of business development Michael Perry talked to Cheddar about the variety of roles that its robot dog Spot could fill in business — and in the every-day lives of people.