Lenovo FabFinder Seeks Great STEM Minds for Nationally Televised FabLab TV Series

A Lenovo-sponsored talent search for up-and-coming reporters to appear on FabLab series featuring STEM opportunities for teens
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – Mar 3, 2016: Today, Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), the worldwide computer leader, is launching a new platform to increase participation, particularly by female students, in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Teaming with FabLab, an innovative new weekly television program airing nationally and brought to  you by the producers of the Teen Choice Awards, Lenovo is launching a nationwide talent search named Lenovo Fabfinder to find guest reporters.

Lenovo Fabfinder gives middle, high school and college students the chance to become a part of the FabLab TV show as guest reporters and hosts, covering STEM initiatives led by young people across North America.  The talent search is open to students13 years of age and older. 


Winners of Lenovo Fabfinder will join the new TV show, FabLab, as guest reporters and hosts. This exciting, entertaining show focuses on engaging girls in science technology, engineering and math. FabLab airs weekends on Fox stations and is hosted by Nick Uhas, Kerri Doherty, Aysia Bell and Cara Santa Maria and Madi Vorva (not pictured). 

“This talent search gives young people a chance to showcase their interest in STEM and to connect with the next generation of STEM leaders. Lenovo is proud to support a search to identify and tap into more diverse STEM talent,” says Yolanda Lee Conyers, vice president of Human Resources Worldwide and Chief Diversity Officer for Lenovo.  “FabLab is a unique opportunity for Lenovo and other tech companies to help increase diversity in high tech by getting our children interested in the ways STEM careers can make the world a better place.”

FabLab airs weekend mornings on Fox stations (check local listings for day and time). The hosts of this exciting, entertaining and educational show  are Kerri Doherty, popular on YouTube for her comedic approach to all things geeky; Cara Santa Maria, a hipster science broadcaster;  newcomer  Aysia Bell; Madi Vorva, a Teen Choice pro-social award winner; and the sole male host, Nick Uhas, a former Big Brother contestant and a YouTube science guru.
 
Lenovo FabFinder entrants are asked to submit a one-minute audition video no later than May 3, 2016 (last day to receive entries),  as part of a nationwide talent search.  Winners will be announced in June 2016.  Interested students should visit www.FabLabTV.com to apply by submitting their audition videos and to review the contest rules.

Lenovo Fabfinder is the latest initiative by Lenovo to promote STEM in classrooms across North America. Lenovo has a national partnership with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) providing Lenovo technology and curriculum to teach high-school students how to code and develop mobile apps while learning about entrepreneurship. Lenovo in the Classroom Day launched November 18, 2015, bringing Lenovo technologists into NAF high-school classrooms around the U.S. to directly interact with and inspire students to pursue STEM careers.

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $46 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode Yoga brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on www.Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at www.lenovo.com.

About FabLab
FabLab is a national television and digital media platform aimed at educating and empowering teen audiences, especially girls, in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Lenovo’s Motorola Mobility Foundation is also a proud sponsor of the FabLab series.

The thirty-minute episodic television series airs nationally on weekend  mornings. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is the official science information resource for FabLab. Along with its companion website, FabLab, the television series, focuses on a wide spectrum of science and technology topics. The programming will touch on the related areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with an emphasis on real world examples and modern innovation. The programming aims to promote, among youth, an appreciation of science and the opportunities for a career in STEM fields. This objective will be achieved by utilizing popular entertainment themes such as pop culture, phenomena and celebrity buzz to engage teen audiences by focusing on the exciting ways these STEM fields make a difference in the world. There will be a comprehensive FabLab website carrying over the themes and content while delivering current/relevant information about issues and topics related to STEM.

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