"Big Bang Theory" Star Mayim Bialik Encourages High School Girls to Pursue STEM during DeVry University’s National Her
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 04:05 PM EDT
Nationwide events use real-life role models to show young women that careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are realizable
Mayim Bialik, star of CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory,” will again partner as spokesperson for DeVry University’s National HerWorld® Month, an annual initiative to spark high school girls’ interest in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Nearly 8 million jobs will be available in STEM-related fields by 2020, yet women comprise only 24 percent of the STEM workforce. HerWorld helps prepare the next generation of female graduates for these opportunities by introducing them to successful women in STEM careers.