Neuroscientist and actor Mayim Bialik to speak at Penn State Harrisburg March 30

March 09, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Mayim Bialik, neuroscientist and actor on the television show "The Big Bang Theory," will present a keynote address titled "The Big Bang Theory: Making Science Cool (& Funny)” as part of Penn State Harrisburg’s Women in STEAM Symposium at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30. The event will be presented virtually via YouTube Live.

She will engage in a conversation related to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education, advocating for women in STEM/STEAM career fields, and how her love of the sciences intertwined with her talents in the performing arts.

Bialik stars on the hit CBS comedy, “The Big Bang Theory” as Amy Farrah Fowler, for which she has received multiple award nominations. Her acting credits include many beloved roles such as the younger version of Bette Midler’s character in “Beaches” and Blossom Russo from the 1990’s sitcom “Blossom.” Bialik has written two New York Times best sellers, a parenting book, and a cookbook.

Bialik took a 12-year break from acting to attend college at UCLA, completing her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience in 2000 and doctorate in neuroscience in 2007.

The event is free and open to the public. Visit the Mayim Bialik event page to register. For more information, please email the DEEC at deechbg@psu.edu.

This event is sponsored by the Diversity and Educational Equity Committee (DEEC), the Alyce and Morton Spector Social Justice on Tolerance and Diversity Program, and the Student Activity Fund.

Last Updated March 10, 2021