Mayim Bialik interview with iD Magazine Posted June 30, 2014

Mayim Bialik interview with iD Magazine

The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik recently sat down for an exclusive interview with iD Magazine, a science and technology publication, to share her belief that society needs to learn about science from a young age.

Discussing the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, Mayim said “There are a lot of careers that require a science background, even if you’re not working as a scientist per se. Given the economy, given rates of unemployment and what jobs are available, a tremendous amount of fast-growing careers require training in the STEM field... Beyond that, I think it’s incredibly important to have well-rounded individuals as part of our society—people who can understand things such as math and science, even at a basic level... People should know about the origins of the universe, even if they’re not scientists. We should have an intelligent country that is educated and that is knowledgeable about science.”

Mayim also discussed the power of the Internet, saying “I think the Internet is a really incredible, world-altering thing, but can also be really dangerous. I try not to Google things, and whenever anyone calls me with any medical question—because I’m that person for a lot of people who know me—I encourage them not to Google things and not to let the public world of science speak to them specifically if it’s not made for them.”

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