A VPM initiative to inspire our community to value science and understand its importance to our future.
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Youth collaborate to expand access to robotics and increase STEM literacy
Robotics and the use of other innovative technologies can empower youth to explore and contribute to advancements in our ever-changing... Read More
What are the Hot STEM Jobs in Virginia?
We hear a lot about the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to our global economy. We are told that STEM is where the jobs are now and where job growth will be in the future. What will the Hot STEM Jobs of the future be in Virginia? Read More Here
What’s Bugging You? Curriculum Resources
Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and VPM radio producer Steve Clark co-host What’s Bugging You? Their engaging, wide-ranging, and humorous explorations into the world of insects and entomology are presented as an animated series.
Studying Richmond’s combined sewer system’s effect on antibiotic resistance in the James River
Seeing is believing: STEM resources showcase Latina Scientists as role models
About Science Matters
Science Matters is a multi-media educational initiative of VPM, Central Virginia’s PBS & NPR stations. Through our “big loud voice” of Radio, Television and the Web, we strive to inspire our community to value science and to understand its importance to our future. We couple excellent national PBS and NPR content with compelling locally produced segments which feature community partners involved in exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities in Virginia. Our community outreach events and our new Science Matters Community Events Calendar are additional vehicles for engaging audiences of all ages in ongoing discovery and exploration of all things science.