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February 06, 2006

Podcasting Power and Students

Heather Green

How can high school science and tech geeks meet other high school science and tech geeks? The Level Playing Field Institute thinks one answer may be through podcasting. At the Smash Academy, a program run by the non-profit LPFI to encourage kids of color to study science and tech in college, the high schoolers are starting to do their own podcasts, about everthing from buckypaper to the new generation of MP3 players.

The idea, says Mini Kahlon of the LPFI, is to get them to learn how to talk about science and technology in the manner that's consistent with science and think about how they can test the ideas they are throwing out. But more than that, the podcasts could help them connect with other students and get encouragement from other people who share their interests.

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This is a crucial issue. Hispanics are the fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S., and they're virtually unrepresented in science and math.

Posted by: steve baker at February 6, 2006 12:35 PM

This is the PERFECT example of what I have been trying to tell people. Podcasting should not be about the production quality or how slick the sell is. It's about the content!!!

I'm very impressed with this program in general, but then hearing what these kids are putting out on their podcast is perfect!

Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

Posted by: C.C. Chapman at February 6, 2006 03:43 PM

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