Lenovo has joined with the Fox television network for the launch of its new weekend TV series FabLab. The program is designed to encourage tweens and teenage girls in the U.S. to pursue STEM studies and careers (STEM is science, technology, engineering and mathematics). At a press event recently, Lenovo North America communications director Milanka Muecke helped announce Lenovo’s FabFinder contest.
FabFinder Opportunity for FabLab Correspondent Roles!
The Lenovo FabFinder is a U.S. science talent search to find guest reporters and hosts to appear on FabLab and cover STEM initiatives across the country. Interested students, 13 years and up, can enter by submitting a video up to one minute. The official FabLab video announcement for the FabFinder opportunity is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq_KBqmSnMU
“It’s exciting for Lenovo to be part of FabLab, whose mission aligns directly with all of us in the technology industry,” said Muecke. “By encouraging the next generation of innovators and designers, especially young girls, we’re also investing in Lenovo’s future.”
FabLab airs nationally on Fox and is seen in more than 80 million homes across the U.S. Hosts are Kerri Doherty, popular on YouTube for her comedic approach to all things geeky; Cara Santa Maria, a hipster science broadcaster; newcomer Aysia Bell; Madi Vorva, a Teen Choice Pro-Social award winner; and the sole male host, Nick Uhas, a former Big Brother contestant and a YouTube science guru. Celebrity co-hosts and guests will populate the series, each week taped in a new locale to augment that week’s topic.
FabLab’s mission is to get girls enthused about STEM by drawing the connections between STEM innovations and making the world a better place. Studies have shown that illustrating how STEM inventions and breakthroughs have the power to change the world for the better and motivating young women to engage with the sciences. FabLab is produced in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). The show also partners with 15 additional organizations inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.