APRIL 2019

Calling all thinkers, tinkerers, and inventors!

GPB Education will be live streaming from Georgia Tech's Flowers Invention Studio in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 10 AM to 11 AM EST. This live virtual field trip will offer students an inside look into one of the nation's leading makerspaces as they learn about the engineering design process, hear from Georgia Tech students, and see ideas transform into inventions. The program is aligned to Georgia standards and targets an audience in 3rd-8th grades.

This event includes live interactive elements, such as polls and experts who are available to answer students' questions. Use the hashtag #InventionLive to participate in the conversation. Watch the free program live on GPB.org/invention or on your location GPB TV channel. 

Is one of your students America's next top Young Scientist? The 3M Young Scientist Challenge is designed to encourage the exploration of science and innovation among America's youth (grades 5-8) and to promote the importance of science communication. 

Ten national finalists will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from a 3M Scientist Mentor, compete for $25,000, and earn the title of America's Top Young Scientist.

Competition entries are accepted until the Tuesday, May 7, 2019 deadline.

New digital series answers students' questions about state government
GPB reporter Stephen Fowler is covering the legislative session and lawmaking process for the first time, and he needs your help learning the ins and outs of state government. Each week during the session, Stephen answers questions you may have about what goes on at the Georgia Capitol, like "Who's in charge of taxpayer money?" or "What's all the fuss surrounding Georgia's voting machines?" 
Stephen will answer one question a week during the legislative session, with a new video posted every Tuesday.

Questions or feedback? Email us at education@gpb.org