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WSU and NWPB video series shows kids the possibilities in STEM

Illustration of Dr. Universe, an anthropomorphic cat wearing a WSU t-shirt and a lab coat.
Ask Dr. Universe: Meet the Scientists is now available on Northwest Public Broadcasting’s NWPB Kids YouTube Channel.

A new Q&A series for young audiences, Ask Dr. Universe: Meet the Scientists, is now available on Northwest Public Broadcasting’s NWPB Kids YouTube Channel

In the series, viewers can join Washington State University’s Dr. Universe, a fictional feline and scientist, as she interviews university researchers about their careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Plus, they investigate some fun science questions from kids along the way.  

Faculty members Katie Cooper from the WSU School of the Environment and Ryan Driskell from the WSU School of Molecular Biosciences help Dr. Universe kick off the series.

WSU researchers interested in appearing on a future episode of Ask Dr. Universe: Meet the Scientists, can email Rachel Webber at

WSU’s Ask Dr. Universe continues to increase access to science exploration for K-6 students and, through a partnership with NWPB, is dedicated to enriching the community through programs which engage, enlighten, and entertain.

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