Mission Unstoppable is a live action, half hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16. Mission Unstoppable highlights the fascinating female innovators who are on the cutting edge of science -- including zoologists, engineers, astronauts, codebreakers and oceanographers. Host Miranda Cosgrove profiles female STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) superstars in the fields of social media, entertainment, animals, design and the internet -- all categories key to the teen experience.
CAVES, CHEMESTRY AND CRICKETS
An archeologist talks about the evolution of early man. A chemist uses exercise to show how science solutions play an important role in exercise for our bodies. A weather influencer shows us how to make a thunderstorm in an aquarium. An invertebrate keeper talks about the millions of insects she takes care of and their roles in the environment.
PHYSICS, FALMES AND FUNNELS
Particle physicist demonstrates the physics behind makeup. Fire ecologist teaches about how different environments burn from fires differently and how fires spread. Weather Influencer demonstrates how to make a tornado in a garage. Creative re-use recycling center shows how to use STEM to recycle items to make into art.
MICROBES, METALS AND MUSEUMS
A doctor who studies salt loving microbes in the Great Salt Lake and why certain parts of the lake are pink. Immunologist shows how the immune system fights viruses like COVID-19. STEM Queen shows what makes gallium different from other metals. Museum exhibit developer shows how she develops interactive exhibits.
RESTING, REPAIRING AND ROASTING
A behavioral scientist performs a sleep study on Erica Hernandez. A sports scientist shows how she's changing the world with the latest technology. Molecular biologist shows how she uses science and cell division to design clothes.
CRICKETS, CAKES AND CRAWLERS
A Graduate researcher shows how to use insects to reduce meat consumption. A Mathematician shows how to use math in baking. Influencers get a science surprise from Miranda. A Science Educator teaches about environmental conservation and snakes.
ASTRONOMY, AQUARIUMS AND ARTIFICIAL HEART
An educator shows how she swabs frogs to make sure their skin and environment is healthy and safe for them. A children’s cardiologist is creating cutting-edge technology for heart surgery. An astrophysicist teaches about her studies in finding new galaxies that have not been discovered yet. An influencer shows how to make a DIY glitter experiment.
TREKKY, TRICKY AND TASTY
A deep sea explorer who goes on unique expeditions to discover parts of the sea that have never been explored. A mathematician shows tricks to make math fun. A neuroscientist explains what’s going on in the brain when someone has a crush. A food scientist demonstrates how we taste and experience food.
FORAGERS, FILTER FEEDERS, AND PHONES
Pika biologist talks about how pikas thrive in certain environments. Marine biologist shows how oysters help clean the ocean. STEM Queen shows us how to make a kitchen science elephant. A female CEO shows the importance of networks.
CONSTRUCTION, CLOUDS AND CLIMATE
Computer science engineer uses scientific data to help deliver medicines to people more quickly. Two project engineers show how many people need to work together in construction to build a skyscraper. Weather influencer demonstrates how to make a cloud in a bottle. Earth scientist for NASA uses observational science as she studies climate change.
MAKE-UP, MEDECINE DELIVERY AND MILK FIREWORKS
An archeologist talks about the evolution of early man. Particle physicist demonstrates the physics behind makeup. Computer science engineer uses scientific data to help deliver medicines to people more quickly. STEM Queen shows us how to make milk Fireworks.
DARLING WHALES, DRY DESERTS AND DO-IT-YOURSELF SCIENCE
A beluga whale trainer shows how to care for and train beluga whales. A naturalist teaches about how plants and animals survive in extreme environments like the desert. STEM innovator shows how she created a technology to track early signs of neurological diseases.
FRICTION, FLURRIES AND FOLIAGE
A group of arborists show how they take care of trees. A microbiologist who studies animals and humans explains how animals and humans experience illnesses differently and how they can be spread to each other. Influencers show you how to make DIY snow. Tribologists teach about friction and lubrication.
SUPER STARS, SAVVY SCREENS AND SENSORY ROBOTS
An astrophysics professor shows how to build telescopes and shows how they work. A designer shows how design and engineering work together to make cutting-edge technology in cars. An engineer shows how she made a fingertip sensing robot. Miranda Cosgrove calls Esther Povitsky with science facts about wisdom teeth.
PRINTING, PLANTING AND POPULARITY
A college student shows how she uses her 3D printer. An environmental restorationist shows how she works to restore the natural environment with her team. A microbiologist shows how to make a do-it-yourself microscope. A neuroscientist explains what’s going on in the brain when someone feels left out.
SPEECH AND SPACE SUITS, BEETLES AND BURSTS
Doctor of Neuroscience and Cognitive Science shows how speech is used in training dogs. Insect scientist shows us how she uses beetles to control invasive plant species. STEM Queen shows us how to make milk fireworks. Astronautics professor shows the innovative space suit she designed.
BIRDS, BIOMES AND BITEY
Biologist studies pelicans on the Great Salt Lake which is the largest pelican breeding grounds. Horticulturist teaches what plants are heat resistant. STEM Queen shows how to make a DIY oobleck. Shark researcher shows where sharks hang out in the ocean.
EXTRACTION, ELECTRICITY AND ENGENEERING
MIT student who studies synthetic biology demonstrates how to extract DNA from fruit. An inventor shows how she uses electric currents to make us better when we are sick. STEM Queen shows us how to use science to blow up a balloon. Mechanical engineer shows how she helped develop devices to help people with disabilities.
COMBAT, COMMUNITY AND COMMUNICATION
Immunologist shows how the immune system fights viruses like COVID-19. A chemist uses exercise to show how science solutions play an important role in exercise for our bodies. Doctor of Neuroscience and Cognitive Science shows how speech is used in training dogs.
LASSOING LIZARDS, SURVEYING SHARKS, AND PROBLEMATIC PERCEPTION
A herpetologist teaches about lizards and shows how to lasso and catch lizards safely in the desert. A shark researcher who studies what sharks eat shows how she gets samples of their shark’s eating habits. Miranda Cosgrove calls Esther Povitsky with science facts about quokkas. A cognitive scientist explains how perception works.
LANDSCAPE, SEASCAPE, MINDSCAPE
A deep sea explorer shows the equipment she uses to explore the depths of the oceans. A neuroscientist explains the science behind dreams. A middle school teacher prepares her students for their robotics club competitions. A hydrologist demonstrates how fires impact the water supply.
SNOW, SNAKES AND SPORTS SCIENCE
A neuroscientist tests how well someone’s brain is aging. A scuba instructor explains the science behind SCUBA diving. Miranda shows how to make your own ring light. A beauty scientist shows what’s inside a blow dryer and how it works.