Spotlight: Teaching Kids About STEM While Honoring Women in the Field

    HEC Media’s Spotlight program airs every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 11, and showcases St. Louis’ finest contributions to art, education, and culture. In this week’s episode we take a look at local STEM programs for kids and St. Louis women working in the field. (Click the titles below to watch the individual stories).

    Changing the World Through Science, Lan Yang is an Inspiration for Women at Washington University
    Lan Yang holds the most patents of any female faculty member at WashU. She invented optical technology that she hopes can one day detect coronavirus. Learn more about Lan Yang.

    LitShop, Where Books Meet Woodworking
    LitShop is a free program for middle school girls in the St. Louis area that is a combination woodworking shop and book club. Learn more about LitShop.

    MS Researcher Anne Cross Makes Significant Contributions to Multiple Sclerosis Research and Treatments
    St. Louis neurologist Anne H. Cross, MD, is recognized for her role in discovering the destructive effects of immune B cells in MS. Learn more about Ann Cross.

    Rozzy Learning Company Seeks To Inspire STEM Careers
    Rozzy Learning Company believes kids are never too young to learn about STEM careers in fun ways. Learn more about Rozzy Learning Center.

    A Jellyfish Journey with Juli Berwald
    Why should you care about jellyfish? Berwald explains her unusual journey to tell their fascinating story and how they could help us understand global warming.

    Educational Exploration at the Magic House
    There’s a different kind of Magic at the Magic House these days, with their new STEAM educational expansion.  Learn more about the Magic House.

    Concrete Thinking: The House of the Future?
    Students from Washington University in St. Louis are building a prototype all-concrete house for the Solar Decathlon competition in Denver. But why concrete? Learn more about the Solar Decathlon.

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