For more than 50 years, Rocky Mountain PBS has been a highly trusted and authoritative resource on science, technology, math and engineering (STEM). From our captivating adult programs like Nova and Nature to our children’s programming lineup that features STEM learning opportunities to our local productions and events, we inspire curiosity, understanding and appreciation for STEM in our audiences.
This year, we are proud to announce an inaugural STEM challenge, which will engender a deeper understanding among middle school-aged youth in Southern Colorado about how much fun STEM can be, and how important STEM disciplines are to the world.
Ultimately, we seek to engender a deeper understanding and appreciation of STEM application and careers among middle-school youth in the Southern Colorado region. Specifically, we hope to:
- Design and deploy a challenge that is simultaneously interesting and practical for middle-school teams.
- Provide supplemental learning opportunities through our local program, Homework Hotline.
- Recruit volunteers to provide phone support
- Facilitate participation in the challenge through targeted outreach, helpful toolkits and strategic use of multiple platforms.