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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Western Pennsylvania has a growing, thriving Indian population and OnQ set out to explore the reasons - by examining issues of Indian culture, business and faith in this region.

Original airdate: Apr 01, 2009


They came from all over the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions to compete in a barista competition in Cranberry Township. Among the competitors: baristas from Tazza D'oro in Highland Park. OnQ followed them through the competition. See how they fared, and learn what it takes to make a good espresso!

Original airdate: Mar 12, 2009


Breastfeeding is a learned skill that used to be passed from one generation to another. But today with a decreasing number of women who breastfeed, it's a a skill that often has to be taught to new mothers. OnQ visits The Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh to find out how women from all over the tri-state area get help learning this natural -- and healthy -- activity.

Original airdate: Mar 09, 2009


A healthy Pittsburgh is a healthy region.. and an important component of a healthy Pittsburgh is a thriving public school system. In this report, Michael Bartley talks with parents, researchers, and education advocates about the issues facing Pittsburgh public schools including; achievement gap, declining enrollment, and the future of the district.

Original airdate: Mar 04, 2009


Newly discovered records from the 18th-&-19th centuries document the sale, imprisonment and freedom rights of slaves and indentured servants in Western Pennsylvania. OnQ's Chris Moore explores a fascinating exhibit at the Heinz History Center on slavery in our region.

Original airdate: Feb 25, 2009


OnQ's Michael Bartley reports on the North Allegheny High School Band---the only band from Pennsylvania selected to march in the Presidential Inaugural Parade.

Original airdate: Jan 20, 2009


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