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Our fast-paced webcast series engages middle school students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) topics in just 30 minutes. We bring in Museum curators, astronauts, and experts in the field to connect classrooms with real-world, relevant content. Shows combine animations, interviews with experts, and unique locations to show students that science extends beyond the walls of their school.

The shows are interactive. Students respond to polls and submit questions that are answered online or during the live broadcast. Educators are provided with additional content and follow-up activities to extend the experience beyond the live webcast. Each show meets Next Generation Science Standards.

How It Works

  • We release an episode on the second Thursday of each month.
  • You can watch it on-demand as your class schedule allows.
  • We host a live video chat with our hosts and experts from the episode the third Thursday of each month.*
  • You bring the burning questions that came up when you watched the episode and dive even deeper on each month’s topic

*Exact date of live chat subject to change. 


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STEM in 30 Hosts

Meet the Hosts

Beth Wilson
Beth Wilson has been an educator at the National Air and Space Museum since 2004. She has more than 20 years of museum education experience and has worked at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, and the Capital Children's Museum in Washington, DC. Before entering informal education, Beth taught at The George Washington University.

Marty Kelsey
Marty Kelsey is a lifelong educator. He holds a Bachelors in Elementary Education, two Masters in education, and is National Board Certified. He taught elementary school for nine years and middle school Science and Broadcasting for seven years in Liberty, Missouri, the district he graduated from


Contact Us

Email: STEMin30@si.edu 

Have questions about how to use STEM in 30 in your classroom? Need technical advice? Have ideas for new topics? Don't hesitate to contact us.


Live Taping

Join Us On Set 
STEM in 30 webcasts are online learning experiences, but are sometimes filmed in front of a live audience. If you are interested in bringing your school group to a filming of STEM in 30, please contact us.