There's a new face on the street... "Sesame Street," that is. University of Rhode Island science educator Sara Sweetman -- an elementary science teacher in addition to her part-time professorship at URI -- has worked as a science advisor for the children's TV show since early 2010. She was asked to appear on the program to help with a series of science experiments, and appears onscreen with such famous characters and Elmo and Super Grover. "I respect the energy and passion the characters, producers and educators put in," she says. It was amazing to be part of it."
Earlier this year, Sesame Street announced that it would be integrating a new STEM curriculum into its programming. The curriculum focuses on STEM subjects through an inquiry-based approach to learning.