The real-life SciGirls and their mentors tackle their STEM adventures primarily in Spanish, honoring their Latin heritage
Vme TV premieres STEM! series SciGirls
06 de septiembre de 2019
Vme TV has announced the premiere of SciGirls. The network brings the PBS series to inspire bright and curious kids to explore science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM.
And SciGirls on Vme TV offers a special twist: while still firmly focused on STEM, these six episodes celebrate the language, heritage, and culture of the diverse Latinx community! The fourth season of the show will be broadcast beginning Saturday, September 7, on Vme TV and will air Saturdays and Sundays.
On this season’s SciGirls’, bright, relatable, creative girls—, not actors—team up with adult female STEM professionals to solve STEM challenges, improve their communities and make new friends. But in these groundbreaking episodes, the real-life SciGirls and their mentors tackle their STEM adventures primarily in Spanish, honoring their Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Guatemalan, Argentinian, Colombian, Ecuadoran and Salvadoran heritage.
“SciGirls has spent over a decade addressing a challenging reality: girls face greater obstacles to STEM success than their male peers. These barriers are even greater for young Latinas. SciGirls fourth season, with its Spanish-first, culturally responsive approach, is nothing short of groundbreaking,” said SciGirls episode director María Agui Carter.
SciGirls’ Director of Cultural Competency, Alicia Santiago, echoes Agui Carter: “Our research underscores that girls must see STEM role models who mirror their heritage and experiences. In partnership with Latinx educators, parents and community leaders, SciGirls selected exceptional Hispanic female STEM professionals to inspire and empower this season’s girls—in a language and style that feels uniquely theirs.”
“We are very excited to be partnering with TPT to bring SciGirls to VmeTV. Our mission at Vme is to provide content that entertains as well as educates our audience. Bringing SciGirls to the network is another step in that promise,” added Michael Fernández, VP of Marketing for Vme Media.