Washington, D.C. — Emmy-nominated actress Dr. Mayim Bialik brings her passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) from TV to Texas at the upcoming U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference in Austin, from June 17-19. On screen, Bialik plays quirky neurobiologist Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS’ hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory.” Off screen, she is a real-life neuroscientist and a strong STEM education advocate.
At UCLA, Bialik earned a B.S. in Neuroscience and Jewish Studies, and a Ph.D. Neuroscience. As the daughter of two public school teachers, she is passionate about education and serves as the Texas Instruments Education Technology brand ambassador to promote the importance of STEM education. Texas Instruments, one of the conference sponsors, is a longtime supporter of improving K-16 STEM education in its site communities and throughout the U.S.
The STEM Solutions National Conference brings leading minds together from across corporate, government and technology to find immediate and lasting solutions for the nation’s STEM education and employment crisis. Now, Hollywood can be added to that list as Bialik joins the conference speaker lineup and brings her unique perspective on STEM education.
Bialik will deliver the keynote remarks and present the awards for “Best STEM High Schools” at the 2013 National Conference’s first general session, Tuesday June 18. She will be in the Texas Instruments booth #501 later that day with students doing hands-on real-world math and science activities using TI-NspireTM technology.
“Our theme for the 2013 National Conference is ‘Teach. Hire. Inspire.’” states Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer of U.S. News & World Report. “Mayim Bialik personifies the ‘Inspire.’ segment of our theme and draws much-needed attention to critical STEM issues.”
To view the most current list of speakers and register for the 2013 U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference, June 17-19 in Austin, visit http://www.USNewsStemSolutions.com
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