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nicolas.mokhoff
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nicolas.mokhoff   4/25/2013 4:47:21 PM
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Good choice for speaker; glad she was tagged to inspire audience. The committee did a service to the community by choosing Bialik. Would have been interesting to gauge listeners as they exited; what did the EEs think about the keynote?

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resistion   4/25/2013 4:37:54 PM
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Well, if you allow me to be a little cynical once again, celebrities can be passionate about anything, including STEM, third world, etc.

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Robotics Developer   4/25/2013 4:02:23 PM
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bobzz, I did not read in the article that science/engineering careers are too demanding (or pay enough) to support a family. Instead I read that Bialik choose to be at home to raise her children, this is in of itself also a courageous thing given the cultures view of careers vs stay at home moms.

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krisi   4/25/2013 2:02:06 PM
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Come on people...you can't be praising health eating while eating fast food...I find the whole thing laughingly hypocritical

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mcgrathdylan   4/25/2013 7:15:09 AM
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@resistion- I hear what you are saying. I thought about that a couple of times during her talk- it's kind of ironic that someone who makes a living as a TV star--the very thing that many people say we as a society glamorize way too much at the expense of honorable professions such as engineering--would be passionate about the virtues of STEM education. Let's agree on this--we would all like to make a living working on a sitcom. Here's a person who did that, still got a PhD, then decided to go back to acting because she could. Now that she has visibility, she's using it to push an agenda that says STEM education is a viable choice for many, many young people, including women. I respect that.

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mcgrathdylan   4/25/2013 7:08:27 AM
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Rick- couldn't agree more. Nothing but respect and admiration for Mayim and I think it was a huge coup to get her at Design West as a very, very refreshing change of pace.

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resistion   4/25/2013 4:22:53 AM
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Great intentions here, but many will despair more that having failed in STEM, they can't go into show business either.

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rick merritt   4/24/2013 11:03:49 PM
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This was one of the most refreshing, genuine and funny talks I have heard at an event in a loooong time. This TV actor is a smart as a whip scientist with her heart in the right place.

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bobzz0   4/24/2013 10:27:14 PM
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"Ultimately, though, she chose to go back into acting to allow her to spend more time with her sons, a decision she called intensely personal." So a science or engineering career is too demanding and/or does not pay enough to support a family. And for this we need more STEM education, maybe we need less.

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