|TI and Bialik hope to inspire students to pursue STEM studies.
She appears regularly as a biologist in the hit TV show "The Big Bang Theory," has a Ph.D. in neuroscience, and is passionate about math and science learning. And now she'll serve as the public face of TI education technology.
TI announced recently that actress, scientist and author Mayim Bialik of "Blossom" fame will be brand ambassador and spokeswoman for TI-Nspire™ CX math and science learning technology.
Together, TI and Bialik hope to inspire teens — the future generation of scientists and mathematicians — to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in their studies and future careers.
"I relied on my Texas Instruments graphing calculators while earning my neuroscience degrees, so it is exciting for me to join TI in inspiring and supporting students and educators through the use of TI-Nspire math and science classroom technology," Bialik said.
"I'm a firm believer in fostering interactive learning environments for students. I also understand the importance of advancing science, technology, engineering and math and hope to inspire future generations of scientists."
TI is a longtime advocate and funder of STEM initiatives that drive innovative education programs for students and teachers, and Bialik holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience and is passionate about math and science education.
Bialik uses her degree to foster a passion for the sciences by teaching biology and chemistry in her spare time, and through her acting role as a biologist on TV's No. 1 math-and-science-based comedy.
The partnership kicked off with Bialik attending TI's 24th Annual T3™ International Conference in Chicago, where nearly 2,000 educators from around the world gathered to learn innovative and effective ways to teach with technology and improve student success in math and science.
Bialik also joined TI for a special event where the company donated more than $40,000 worth of TI-Nspire CX math and science classroom learning technology and teacher professional development opportunities to two local Chicago Public Schools.
"We are excited to collaborate with Mayim because of her unique credentials as a real-life scientist and teacher, not to mention her role playing a biologist on one of today's most popular TV shows," said Melendy Lovett, president of TI's Education Technology business and senior vice president of TI.
"She's passionate about inspiring young learners to pursue science and math and is a great role model for students and a perfect ambassador for TI Nspired Learning."
TI has invested more than $150 million in the past five years to support STEM education and research, working to actively engage students in technology and STEM education initiatives.