CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF) – News 12 is thrilled to partner with Tennessee Stem Explorers for an exciting new program airing right here this fall. Student hosts will do a variety of exciting experiences on the rods.
Mike Ousley is the executive producer of Tennessee Stem Explorers.
He explains, “We are thrilled to have Tennessee STEM Explorers and WDEF as our TV partner here in Chattanooga.
James Harrison is a 7th grader going up to Chattanooga Christian.
He would also like to host the show.
James explains his motivation: “There was a STEM thing, and I do a lot of STEM. So I just wanted to go do it. So I might like to talk about it. I guess.”
Her father Andrew Harrison adds: “It’s such a good experience to be able to speak in front of people; speak clearly, order a part. Just experience what you get from being on live TV or even recorded TV in this case. You are never more alive than you are when the camera light is on. If you can keep your cool in this situation, it will take a really long time in life.
Sydney Lucious attends East Brainerd College.
She says, “I really got into acting and I like to talk a lot, and even though I don’t know everything about science, I like all the projects and experiments you can do.”
Mike Ousley explains what he’s looking for: “We find a great student who loves STEM and can just jump off the screen and be excited to learn, and we take that kid and we find experts to respond. any questions they might have.”
He continues, “There are 350,000 kids in Tennessee who don’t have access to STEM education. So we’re trying to bring that STEM education to those 350,000 kids as well as all the kids in Tennessee.
He concludes, “If you can’t come today and audition, you can head over to camproductionsnc.com. Submit a short two-minute video of yourself, and you could potentially host Tennessee STEM Explorers.