New York, NY – In the latest episode of It Ain’t Rocket Science – a series from Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds – NY1 News technology reporter and show host Adam Balkin scopes out inspiring, kid-friendly science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) events across the country.
Balkin visits Columbus, Ohio where students are creating catapults that help explain the laws of science in a very cool way. He also drops by the Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California where NASA recently opened up its flight research center to scores of social media followers. And no It Ain’t Rocket Science episode is complete without a spotlight on youth innovation. This episode showcases young scientists from across Time Warner Cable’s footprint at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
Additional segments in this month’s episode include:
- University of North Carolina students take middle school students under their wing as they explore the wonders of Chapel Hill’s Morehead Planetarium.
- Time Warner Cable teams up with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to bring a live telecast to more than 70 schools in Western New York as 12 thousand students in all take part in a program highlighting the science of sounds.
The latest episode of It Ain’t Rocket Science will air on NY1 on Saturday and Sunday, June 23th and 24th at 6:30pm and 9:30pm EST. Following the telecasts, It Ain’t Rocket Science will be available On Demand for Digital TV customers.
Viewers can watch the latest episode of It Ain’t Rocket Science at connectamillionminds.com as well as browse other episodes from the series.
About Connect a Million Minds
Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) is a five-year, $100 million philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Using its media assets, TWC creates awareness of the issue and inspires students to develop the STEM skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. Program highlights include: original PSAs that challenge public perceptions of STEM; a unique website where the public can pledge to connect young people with the wonders of science; “The Connectory”, an online resource for parents to find informal STEM learning opportunities in their communities; grants to non-profit organizations that bring after-school STEM learning to students; TWC employees, over 50,000 strong, who volunteer their time at events like science fairs and robotics competitions. National partners include CSAS (Coalition for Science After School) and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Local TWC markets are activating CAMM across the country with community-specific programs and partnerships. To find out more and to take the CAMM pledge, visit www.connectamillionminds.com.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and phone services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and phone services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers, and through its NaviSite subsidiary, enterprise-class hosting, managed application, messaging and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com, www.navisite.com, and www.twcmedia.com
About NY1 News
NY1 News, a part of Time Warner Cable's Local News Division, is a 24-hour news channel that covers weather, local news, politics, traffic, sports and arts throughout the five boroughs. NY1 is available to more than two and half million subscribers in high definition on channel 701 on the following cable systems: Time Warner Cable’s NYC Region (serving Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and portions of Brooklyn), Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey, parts of Westchester and the Hudson Valley. On Cablevision systems of New York City (serving the rest of Brooklyn and the Bronx) it is available on channel 8. It can also be seen on Time Warner Cable channels in Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Albany, and North Carolina, and on Bright House Networks in Central Florida. NY1 News is available on the World Wide Web at http://ny1.com.