Mayim Bialik shares her STEM inspiration

The Big Bang Theory actress speaks to the National Science Teachers Association

By Bethany Brookshire, 10:19 AM April 7, 2014

BOSTON Mayim Bialik, an actress famous for her role as a neuroscientist on The Big Bang Theory, actually has a neuroscience Ph.D. in real life. But, as she told attendees at the National Science Teachers Association meeting, here, getting that degree was challenging. Rewarding? Yes. But not every neuroscientist is a natural.

“I arrived late to the world of STEM [science, technology, engineering and math],” she says. Bialik explains that she felt talented in art and other subjects but “…when ...

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