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NY1 covers the "Connect A Million Minds" initiative, a five-year philanthropic program by parent company Time Warner Cable to inspire students to pursue learning opportunities and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Girl Scouts Learn Cable TV Basics In Brooklyn

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Some girl scouts in Brooklyn have earned a new badge after learning how cable television works.

The scouts met with Time Warner Cable representatives in Greenpoint for a science lesson on how TV pictures are created, transmitted and received.

"When the girls first came in, I asked them 'Who likes math? Who likes science?' and very few of them raised their hand. It's our hope that when they leave, a lot more girls will think that science and math is cool," said Time Warner Cable Manager of Public Affairs Karen LaCava. "We're teaching geosynchronous orbit by having them spit Q-Tips into a bucket. It's really very hands-on and user-friendly."

Connect A Million Minds is an initiative created by NY1's parent company Time Warner Cable to encourage science, technology, engineering and math skills.

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