Girls in Stem: One-on-One with Mayim Bialik
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Mayim Bialik has done it all. She began as an actress on Blossom and currently plays Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, a neuroscientist on The Big Bang Theory. Like her character Fowler, Bialik knows science. As a young girl she developed a love for the subject, but believed the field was only for boys. Despite that Bialik took a break from acting and pursued a degree in a science-related field, leading to her real-life PhD in neuroscience.
In an interview with Katie Couric, Bialik discusses the importance of the STEM movement and her work with DeVry University to get young girls interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). As a woman who excelled in a male-dominated field, Bialik is an example of what a degree in a STEM field can achieve, showing girls that they too can achieve their dreams.