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This edition: Season 6/Episode 6: June 2017

Episode Details

Original tape date: June 2, 2017.

First aired: June 6, 2017.

This month on Science & U!:

One of the more recognizable beauties in nature is the monarch butterfly with its orange and black wings. Carol Anne Riddell talks with conservationist Peter Schmidt about how to save these lovable floating creatures from their declining population.

Imagine being in a lab doing scientific research while still in high school. That’s a reality for some students in New York City. The Science Research Mentoring Consortium expands the number of underrepresented students going into the STEM fields. Donna Hanover meets some of these students.

It’s hard to envision growing plants underground but one group of architects and engineers are doing just that. The LowLine is an underground park planned to use innovative solar technology to illuminate an abandoned trolley terminal in the Lower East Side of New York City.

Many household products are so simple that we don’t give it a second thought. Andrew Falzon traveled to Chicago to the world’s biggest home and housewares trade show to find out how these items we take for granted actually work.

For More Information:
Monarch Butterflies -
The LowLine (Tinabeth Piña) -
New York City Science Research Mentoring Consortium
Home and Housewares Trade Show

Guest List

Mariam Abalo-Toga Student

Bianca Bibiloni PS14

Star Davis ARUP

Abraham Derival Student

Andrew Engel John Mini Distinctive Landscapes

Preeti Gupta, Ph.D. American Museum of Natural History

Langston Kosoff Student

Cynthia Malone American Museum of Natural History

Giacomo Marini Neato Robotics

David Meadows, Ph.D. PureWine

Mark Mini John Mini Distinctive Landscapes

Signe Nielsen Matthews Nielsen Landscape Architects

Brielle Randall Student

Omari Romain Student

Peter Schmidt Queens College/CUNY

John Thompson AeroGarden

Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant Conservation Biologist

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