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Inspiring Students: "STEM Behind Hollywood"
Published by KermMartian on August 18, 2013 at 11:22:03 PM CST | Discuss this article (5)

As you know, we at Cemetech are passionate about the importance of inspiring students to pursue STEM careers, and we feel that the earlier students are exposed to the fascinating aspects of science, technology, engineering, and math, the more time they'll have to become interested in the subjects. It's clear that while these are among the highest-paying fields available today, they also have a dearth of students getting interested in them at an early age. There has long been an endemic problem of females being pushed away from technical fields, but a lack of exposure to the fields across the board (arguably aided by a historical lack of focus or rigor in math and science education in the US) has impacted all students. TI has also shown a great deal of interest in battling this trend, and our friends at Texas Instruments are introducing a new program called "STEM Behind Hollywood".

A series of free classroom activities, "STEM Behind Hollywood" shows how TV and movie producers realistically include science and math in shows and movies. It represents a collaboration between TI, their spokesperson Mayim Bialik (whom we met at T^3 2013), and The Science & Entertainment Exchange. The program will discuss such popular topics as zombies, superheroes, space, and forensics; you can get more information from stemhollywood.com. Of course, it ties into the TI-Nspire calculators, so we look forward to more students getting a chance to use their calculators in a more intriguing context than regular classroom instruction.

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