This edition: Season 6/Episode 6: June 2017Tweet
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 - monarchwatch.org
The LowLine (Tinabeth Piña) - thelowline.org/
New York City Science Research Mentoring Consortium
Home and Housewares Trade Show
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
Rae Wynn-Grant, Ph.D. Conservation Biologist