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Encouraging Girls to Pursue STEM (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-06-12

Duration: 00:07:15

Subjects: Science | Education | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Technology | Engineering | Mathematics


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Hewitt, Sharon Interviewee
  • Peterson, Cynthia B. Interviewee
  • Warny, Sophie Interviewee


This segment from the June 12, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ report on the work of the LaSTEM Advisory Council and the LSU College of Science to encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). She highlights one program, a partnership with LPB to present a virtual road trip to the LSU Museum of Natural Science in conjunction with the PBS program “Prehistoric Road Trip.” Williams interviews: State Senator Sharon Hewitt, an engineer; Dr. Cynthia B. Peterson, the dean of the LSU College of Science; and Dr. Sophie Warny, a professor of geology and geophysics.