VPT Wins National Award for 'Emerging Science'
Amy Seidl hosts Emerging Science on VPT
February 7th, 2011
The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) honored Vermont Public Television with an award at their annual conference this month. VPT won the NETA Award in content production science/nature for the third season of "Emerging Science", a series that features Vermont scientists who expand human knowledge and help solve problems around the world.
Vic Guadagno produced the series.
The multi-award-winning project features broadcast programs, web resources and community events, as well as educational outreach to help high school teachers spark students' interest in scientific careers.
An awards judge commented, "This was a particularly ambitious project for such a small budget, and its content rivals that of any science show I have seen. I was especially impressed by the really sound technical content provided in such an appealing way -- great to see engaging subjects bring what could be 'dry' technical information to life."
Project funding was provided by Vermont EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research). Located at the University of Vermont, Vermont EPSCoR supports Vermont scientists and business leaders through funding, outreach and technology development.
A fourth season will be produced later this year. All Past programs and podcasts are available on The VT EPSCoR Video Webpage.
The NETA Awards are annual recognition of member-produced excellence in public broadcasting. NETA is a professional association founded in 1997 to serve public television licensees and affiliated educational organizations.~ The organization has members in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. NETA is headquartered in Columbia, SC.