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PBS Reno’s Joy Foremaster Recognized by U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen: Women in STEM

Joy Foremaster, PBS Reno Director of Education
Joy Foremaster, PBS Reno Director of Education

RENO, NV (October 27, 2022) — Joy Foremaster, PBS Reno Director of Education, is the October feature from Women in STEM, the monthly online initiative led by U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen of Nevada.

As PBS Reno Director of Education, Foremaster oversees the PBS Reno Curiosity Classroom Workshop program. Foremaster and a team of 40+ accredited facilitators visit thousands of local classrooms, delivering standards-based STEM lessons that include a read-aloud and exciting activities. Many of the activities include programming with robots!

During the 2021-2022 school year, PBS Reno conducted a record-breaking 3,740 Curiosity Classroom workshops in Washoe County, Carson City, Douglas County, Elko County, Lyon County, and Humboldt County.

“I feel so honored to be recognized by Senator Rosen,” said Foremaster. “I love my job and all the students I get to work with. STEM is such an important part of education and I am so grateful that I get the opportunity to investigate, explore, and play alongside such wonderful kids as we learn about STEM together.”

According to her website, Senator Rosen is the only former computer programmer in the U.S. Senate, and is a champion for investing in science, technology, engineering, and math – with regard to education, workforce training, and jobs of the future. Each month, Senator Rosen’s office highlights an “outstanding Nevada woman in STEM” to support the Senator’s goal to promote positive female role models who inspire young women and girls to pursue STEM opportunities.

“I’m committed to making science and tech education and careers more accessible, and that starts by highlighting incredible women like Joy Foremaster who are helping to change the face of historically male-dominated fields,” said Senator Rosen. “Joy has dedicated her career to promoting accessible and interactive learning for children and I’ve had the privilege of witnessing her passion for STEM education firsthand. I’m thrilled to highlight her important work this month as part of my Women in STEM initiative.” 

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As of February 2022, PBS Reno Channel 5.1 is watched weekly by more than 113,000 people in approximately 62,000 households in northern and central Nevada and northeastern California, with viewership on multicast channels Reno Create 5.2 and PBS KIDS Reno 5.3. PBS Reno channels are also available on cable, satellite services, and via livestream on YouTube TV. PBS Reno provides PBS national programming and award-winning, locally-produced content. provides engaging interactive content, including the video portal at that streams all locally-produced content and most PBS national content. PBS Reno serves students, teachers, parents and caregivers through immersive educational services including Curiosity Classroom Workshops that bring classroom lessons to life with standards-based lessons and activities. Through the support of local corporations and foundations, as well as thousands of individual members, PBS Reno has been delivering public television and educational services to the communities it serves since 1983.

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