(New York, NY) – Time Warner Cable today announced that it will premiere the second installment of It Ain’t Rocket Science, an original program from its philanthropic initiative Connect a Million Minds, on NY1. It Ain’t Rocket Science will go from New York to North Carolina to Colorado, Nebraska and back to continue to explore the wonders of science, engineering, technology and math.
NY1’s Technology Reporter Adam Balkin will be hosting the show from the 100 Year Starship Symposium, a three day conference in Orlando, Florida sponsored by DARPA and NASA. In the episode, Balkin will explore the history of cable at the Cable Museum and discuss its future at CableLabs, both in Colorado. He then sits down with James Cameron at the Popular Mechanics 2011 Brilliant Innovator Awards to discuss his interest in STEM activities. After that, Balkin gets a hands-on lesson on the workings of wind energy from a group of inspired young girls who took part in 4-H National Day with their project Wired for Wind.
Additional segments of It Ain’t Rocket Science include:
- NY1 Reporter TaraLynn Wagner will delve into Maker Faire’s interactive exhibits and demonstrations.
- Shazia Khan will show a new way of seeing math studies from the future location of the math museum MoMath in Manhattan.
- News 14 Carolina’s Heather Waliga makes her way through NASCAR career day in Charlotte, North Carolina to showcase the technical opportunities and challenges involved in all areas of the motorsport.
It Ain’t Rocket Science will debut on NY1 on Friday, November 18 at 9:30 PM ET with replays on November 19 at 6:30pm and 9:30pm, and Sunday at 6:30pm. Following the telecasts, It Ain’t Rocket Science will be available On Demand for Digital TV customers in New York City on NY1 on Demand on channel 1110 and NYC on Demand on channel 1111 on Monday, November 21. Time Warner Cable is also sponsoring a special screening for middle school students at the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum in Manhattan.
In addition, to view the second episode of It Ain’t Rocket Science online, visit Connect a Million Minds at http://www.connectamillionminds.com/campaigns/itaintrocketscience.
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), which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy. 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, www.connectamillionminds.com, where parents and community members can pledge to connect young people with the wonders of science; “The Connectory”, a one-of-a-kind online resource that makes it simple and easy for parents and students to find informal science and technology learning opportunities in their communities; grants to support non-profit organizations that bring stimulating, high-quality and affordable after-school STEM learning to students; TWC employees, over 47,000 strong, who volunteer their time at community events like science fairs and robotics competitions, and share their passion for engineering and technology with students at CAMM career days. TWC’s national CAMM partners are 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.
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 14 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, 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 1, it can also be seen on channel 122 on Time Warner Cable Rochester, channel 111 on Time Warner Cable Syracuse, channel 1011 on Time Warner Cable Binghamton and channel 515 on Time Warner Cable Albany, and on closed-circuit television in the state capitol. NY1 News is available on the World Wide Web at http://ny1.com.
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