Making the Grade: STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math - the push continues to foster STEM education in America's schools. OnQ continues its Making the Grade series with thoughtful discussion on the importance of STEM for students, teachers and administrators - and how that would ultimately serve the nation.Guests: Art Baldwin, National Energy Technology Laboratory; Sam Franklin, Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy; Joan Schanck, Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative.


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They improve the look of your yard, but more importantly, they're good for the environment.  Rain gardens collect and hold rain water runoff and allow it to slowly seep into the soil.  In this extended interview, Brian Shema, director of conservation for the Audubon Society, explains how rain gardens work, and how you can build one yourself.


OnQ visits two petroglyphs sites in the upper Allegheny Valley. These Native American carvings date back thousands of years.


OnQ begins another week of coverage in the Highmark Healthy High 5 series. In this report, Michael Bartley visits a local first grade class where the Heartwood Institute "seven core attributes" are boosting self-esteem.


The push for electric cars is bigger than ever, but a retired team of Westinghouse engineers say "that's nothing new." Back in the 1960s, they produced an electric transit system called Skybus in South Park, Pennsylvania. OnQ contributor Dave Crawley reports on efforts to preserve this piece of Pittsburgh-area history.


Doug Oster takes you on a tour through the Phipps Conservatory Spring Flower Show.


Monday euphoria fills Pittsburgh homes and offices as the hometown celebrates its champion Steelers. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports.


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