Members of the Stem Club had the opportunity to visit WCVB-TV studios in Needham this week. The students started the morning off with a tour of the newsroom and then were welcomed by StormTeam 5 to watch the Noon newscast live in the studio. They then spent more than an hour with StormTeam 5 meteorologists Kelly Ann Cicalese and A.J. Burnett learning about the steps that go into preparing the forecast, the computer models and graphics used to get it ready for broadcast and how that infamous green screen chroma key works! The students enjoyed being able to try it out and put their skills to the test.
The visit ended with an engaged discussion. The students shared why they are interested in STEM and the careers they are considering for the future. Kelly Ann commented how impressed she was with their questions and interaction. She added "the future looks bright!"