Teen Scientist

Airing Quarterly, Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

PAB Winner for Outstanding Public Affairs program/series    Teen Scientist with host Rayna Malhotra brings you groundbreaking innovation in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines--entirely from a teenage perspective. The program highlights local, regional, and national STEM stories with young people and respected experts in their field.

Host Rayna Malhotra brings a double dose of STEM starting with Asha Saxena, a tech entrepreneur specialized in big data, A.I. and machine learning. Rayna then welcomes Dr. Howard Levin, a child and adolescent psychologist who talks about the effects of increased social media use on young people, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Rayna Malhotra welcomes Amanda Kleckner, Director of Pediatrics at Good Shepherd Rehabilitiation along with Jennifer Pineda to talk about the Trexo Plus Robotics program and how it benefits those with mobility challenges. Rayna then talks with Susan Bartels, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley about their new STEAM lab (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in Allentown.

The Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters (PAB) has announced that WDIY's Teen Scientist has won the 2021 Excellence in Broadcasting Award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program/Series.

Host Rayna Malhotra takes an exclusive look into two Lehigh Valley companies that are doing their part in the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Teen Scientist returns with our brand new host, Rayna Malhotra. On her inaugural episode, Rayna invites Okezue Bell from Moravian Academy to talk about his technology companies.

Karen El-Chaar & New Teen Hosts | LV Discourse

Sep 25, 2020

John Pearce welcomes WDIY Classics host Karen El-Chaar to the interview chair and introduces us to WDIY's newest on-air hosts bringing a youth focus to the airwaves.

Cynthia Chen & Andy Yang | Teen Scientist

Jun 11, 2020
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Host Rhea Malhotra returns for the final edition of our quarterly Lehigh Valley Discourse segment, Teen Scientist, talking with California high school seniors Cynthia Chen and Andy Yang about their novel computational biology research involving machine learning for both oncology and epigenetics.

Amulya Pillutla & Ahmad Abdel-Azim | Teen Scientist

Jan 6, 2020

Host Rhea Malhotra talks with two high school seniors about their scientific research involving oceanography, geology, single-cell genetics, and plant studies.

WDIY's quarterly feature, Teen Scientist, hosted by Rhea Malhotra returns with guests, Jessica Wang and Daniel Fein. Plus, Parkland High School student Prathysha Kothare spotlights an educational effort in Kenya being spearheaded her fifth grade teacher, Tiffany Houser from Parkland School District.

WDIY's new quarterly feature Teen Scientist hosted by Rhea Malhotra returns with her second guest, Parkland High School Senior Nehali Gupta. Plus, John Pearce spotlights Liberty High School students.