Science and Technology Program

August 15th, 2006 - July 31st, 2009 | PROJECT

This project will develop a Digital Technology Institute and Youth Radio Science Desk as new components of the existing Youth Radio organization. The project's Digital Technology Institute and Science Desk will train and engage 450 low-income and underrepresented youth ages 14-24 in Los Angeles, California; Atlanta, Georgia and Washington, DC. An additional 300 youth will be engaged through quarterly community outreach programs. Youth Radio currently reaches wide audiences through traditional media such as NPR and emrging media such as podcasting and vodcasting. This project will produce 60 short-format radio programs for distribution on NPR, iTunes and MTV Interactive, as well as other distribution outlets. Organizational partners include media organizations, scientists and youth organizations around the country, universities and technical partners such as sound and animation studios.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products

Youth Radio Science and Technology Program Evaluation

Team Members

Ellin O'Leary, Principal Investigator, Youth Radio


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0610272
Funding Amount: 1292382


Access and Inclusion: Low Socioeconomic Status
Audience: Adults | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: General STEM | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Community Outreach Programs | Media and Technology | Public Programs