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Amy Poehler launches science experiment web series with Megan Amram

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls network aims to help girls and young women feel more confident, particularly when it comes to science and technology. Their latest project is a collaboration with Parks And Recreation writer and author of Science… for Her, Megan Amram.

In this web series, Experimenting With Megan Amram, Amram plays what’s essentially a female stereotype equivalent to Stephen Colbert’s version of a conservative. While she does mention the fact that she went to Harvard, she mostly stresses her commitment to “looking good” and interrupts her guests science talk with her thoughts on nail polish and The Notebook.

The premiere episode features an interview with Dr. Beverley McKeon from the California Institute Of Technology and a bit about making a biological potato clock. New episodes will appear every Monday.

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