What’s Right With Our Schools: Tennessee Stem Explorers Television Show

CHATTANOOGA, TN  (WDEF) – News 12 is delighted to be a partner with Tennessee Stem Explorers for an exciting new program that will air right here this Fall. Student hosts will be doing a variety of exciting stem experiments.

Mike Ousley is the Executive Producer for Tennessee Stem Explorers.

He explains, “We’re excited about Tennessee STEM Explorers and WDEF being our TV partner here in Chattanooga.”

James Harrison is a rising 7th grader at Chattanooga Christian.

He’d also like to host the show.

James explains his motivation, “There was a thing for STEM, and I do a bunch of STEM. So, I just wanted to go do it. So, I could like talk about it.  I guess.”

His father Andrew Harrison adds, “It is such a good experience to be able to talk in front of people; to talk clearly, to command a room. Just experience that you get from being on live television or even taped television in this case. You’re never more alive than you are at that moment when that camera light is on. If you can keep your cool in that situation, it’ll really take a long way in life.”

Sydney Lucious attends East Brainerd Middle School.

She says, “I really have gotten into acting, and I really like to talk a lot, and even though I may not know everything about Science, I love all the projects and the experiments that you get to do.”

Mike Ousley explains what he’s looking for, “We find a great student that loves STEM and can just jump off the screen and with excitement about learning, and we take that kid and we find experts to answer questions they might have.”

He continues, “There’s 350 000 kids in Tennessee that don’t have access to STEM Education. So we’re trying to bring that STEM education to these 350 000 kids as well as all the kids in Tennessee.”

He concludes, “If you are not able to come out today and audition, you can go to camproductionsnc.com. Submit a little two-minute video of yourself, and you could possibly be the host of Tennessee STEM Explorers.”



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