Geeks and non-Geeks are welcome. Mayim Bialik not only plays a scientist on the hit comedy, "The Big Bang Theory," but is a neuroscientist in real life. As their spokesperson and STEM advocate, she is also helping to promote a new contest with Texas Instrument. "I relied on my TI graphing calculator to gain a deeper understanding of abstract concepts in science and mathematics while earning my neuroscience degrees," Bialik said. "Using the 'selfie craze' to capture students' creativity and imagination will hopefully open their eyes to the captivating world of science and mathematics."
The new contest, "Express Your Selfie," encourages students and teachers to submit a selfie with their favorite Texas Instruments technology. The winner and his or her class will receive a classroom set of graphing calculators and a video-conference call, in class, from Bialik. From now through Sept. 21, 2014, anyone over the age of 13 can submit a selfie with their favorite TI technology on Twitter or Instagram, using the caption, "I make math/science....with TI." Entrants must include the hashtag #tiselfiecontest. You can view the official rules and see the selfie submissions at www.tiselfie.com.
For more information about Texas Instruments:
- Follow TI on Twitter: www.twitter.com/TICalculators
- Follow TI on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TICalculators
- Visit TI on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/TexasInstrumentsCalc
- Visit TI online: education.ti.com
There's other new things with Bialik's show. CBS won the rights to air Thursday night football. So "The Big Bang Theory" will anchor Monday nights while CBS broadcasts NFL games on Thursdays for seven weeks. CBS's regular Thursday lineup won't premiere until Oct. 30.
And, of course, there's the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that you can view above. No Bill Gates performance, but a good representation for Geeks everywhere.
CBS also has a multitude of "The Big Bang Theory" and Big Bang/Star Trek merchandise for sale. I'm all for the Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock t-shirt. But I don't know if the 17 inch Talking Seldon Figure may not be considered cruel and inhumane punishment.