With today’s headlines dominated by melting glaciers, rising temperatures and the oceans choked with plastic waste; it’s easy to see why tomorrow isn’t something to look forward to. Thankfully, humanities next generation is stepping up early to tackle the complex environmental issues facing the world today.
POV: Inventing Tomorrow, premieres at 9 p.m., July 29 on the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA).
POV: Inventing Tomorrow focuses on six young scientists from Indonesia, Hawaii, India and Mexico as they prepare original scientific research they will defend at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
With the help of university mentors, each student spends close to 600 hours on their respective projects in hopes of competing against 1,800 other finalists from more than 75 countries, regions and territories. But, this isn’t just about winning a science fair; it’s about building a better future for themselves and our planet. These young people also meet other kids like themselves who believe in a shared vision of environmental stewardship and collective action.
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