There’s a terrific article at U.S. News & World Report about Dianna Cowern and her successful use of YouTube videos to show the power of STEM knowledge to girls. The article also points out how Cowern’s family and teachers encouraged her science curiosity when she was a child. “They took me to science museums, they took me to math competitions,” Cowern said. “And eventually I got a degree in physics. It was that encouragement and that push for curiosity.”
Cowern created the Physics Girl YouTube channel to teach physics concepts in engaging ways (see below). While many of the videos have racked up hundreds of thousands of views, the largest demographic has been teachers. Cowern is working to expand the channel’s popularity with more students directly and her pool vortex video has over 4 million views. These can’t all be teachers! So hats off to Dianna Cowern.