City of Hope hosted a special pop-up event, in partnership with Cal-HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) and Emmy-nominated actress Mayim Bialik, to showcase its commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
The Hope Experiment included demonstrations to teach students how innovative research can lead to scientific miracles, and included hands-on interactive activities and the opportunity to speak with City of Hope scientists.
Bialik's introduction to science began at age 15, when a biology tutor encouraged her to pursue a career in STEM. Years later, she not only plays a neuroscientist on CBS’s "The Big Bang Theory" but also earned B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in neuroscience.
“I know firsthand that being a scientist is so creative and impactful,” says Bialik. “That’s why I was so excited to help launch The Hope Experiment and inspire students - so they know how innovations in the lab can lead to lifesaving cures and fascinating careers.”