Amy Poehler’s Web Series about Girls and Science
Amy Poehler is an American actress, author and comedienne and is a long supporter of girls’ education and empowerment. She has a project, Smart Girl’s, that is dedicated to just that. Her website has created a new web series aimed at teenage girls and focused entirely on science, called “Experimenting with Megan Amram”.
Megan Amram is a comedienne and writer and is no stranger to blending satire and science. She wrote a fake textbook in the style of Cosmopolitan magazine called Science…For Her! For this video series, “Ms Amram plays what’s essentially a female stereotype equivalent to Stephen Colvert’s version of a conservative,”. In this case, she is totally focused on her appearance and superficial things. But in between the over-the-top character’s outburst, the show adds some large doses of science.