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Essential Pittsburgh: Sree Sreenivasan on Social Media Strategy

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Sree Sreenivasan presenting at the Museums and the Web 2013 Asia conference.

With the number of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM jobs increasing at three times the rate of other industries, the Carnegie Science Center is encouraging schools and lawmakers to focus on improving the way students learn about STEM fields. We'll talk with Jason Brown, director of science and education at Carnegie Science Center joins us.

In this segment Brown offers a greater understanding of what constitutes as STEM education and STEM professions:

"STEM professionals can be not only the engineers and the scientists, but they can be the surveyors, the construction professionals, the welders… It’s a very wide range because the STEM skills that are required for the job are problem solving skills--it’s not necessarily science content knowledge.” - Jason Brown

Also on today's show we talk about the ins and outs of social media strategy with social media expert Sree Sreenivasan. Later, President-elect of the Allegheny County Medical Society Dr. Larry John tells us how to properly dispose of medicine.

Carnegie Science Center Talks Stem (0:00)

With the number of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM jobs increasing at three times the rate of other industries, the Carnegie Science Center is encouraging schools and lawmakers to focus on improving the way students learn about STEM fields. We'll talk with Jason Brown, director of science and education at Carnegie Science Center joins us.

#Burgh @ Point Park University (30:05)

Tomorrow afternoon Point Park University will host a panel discussion as part of #Burgh@Point Park. The event is a social media strategy workshop featuring a panel of local entrepreneurs and journalists including WESA Morning Edition host Josh Raulerson. Headlining the event is our guest Chief Digital Officer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York SreeSreenivasan one of the country’s leading experts on social media strategy.

Spring Medicine Cabinet Clean-up (40:51)

Spring is here and in addition to cleaning out your closets, and other rooms around your house, Doctors in the commonwealth are encouraging citizens to dispose of outdated medications. Pennsylvania physicians  are declaring this first week of the new season as State Medicine Cabinet Clean-up Week. Joining with tips for the proper disposal of medications is family medicine physician and President-elect of the Allegheny County Medical Society Dr. Larry John.

To leave a question or comment before or after the show dial 412-256-8783. More Essential Pittsburgh segments can be heard here.