SciGirls, a new PBS KIDS weekly series and website, is out to change how millions of tween girls think about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Girls and groups are invited to visit the website, a totally safe social networking environment, where they can connect with others worldwide, create personal profiles, share science projects, and watch every episode. The website is the ultimate destination for girls and educators who want girl-friendly resources in STEM.
Dr. Lisa Regalla is the Science Editor at Twin Cities Public Television for the Emmy-award winning children's television series DragonflyTV and the new series SciGirls. She serves as the science advisor and develops educational resources for both formal and informal audiences. Lisa obtained her PhD from the University of Florida in chemistry, specializing in biochemistry. She has served as the Manager of School Partnerships and Outreach at the Da Vinci Science Center in Pennsylvania and as an Education Associate at the Museum of Science, Boston.
Joan Freese is Web and Publications Producer for SciGirls, a new PBS Kids television show whose goal is to encourage tween girls in STEM. Joan 's role for SciGirls is developing the online "affinity" community for girls ages 8-13. Prior to this project, Joan produced DragonflyTV's educational campaigns and materials for children, educators, and parents. Before joining Twin Cities Public Television, Joan worked in online educational publishing at PLATO Learning and the Learning Company, developing reading, math, and social studies content for