Big Bang’s Bialik: Science is fun

Math, science, engineering and technology aren’t just for geeks — or guys, says Mayim Bialik, who plays a neuroscientist on The Big Bang Theory — and in real life.

As a child actress on Blossom, Bialik was turned on to biology by a tutor. The actress earned a doctorate in neuroscience at UCLA. She met her future husband in calculus class.

Being a scientist is a wonderful and creative way to live your life,” she says. “It’s a creative life and opens up tremendous opportunities. It’s a cool way to look at the world. It’s a beautiful thing to know how waves keep crashing and what it means to see a shooting star.”

Seventy percent of jobs require math and science knowledge, says Bialik.