Amy Farrah Fowler – You Go Girl!

Mayim BialikThe Big Bang Theory has got to be one of the coolest nerd shows on TV – am I right?

It was announced on the BBT last night that Sheldon’s girl / friend (pronounced girl-slash-friend – as opposed to girlfriend) Amy Farrah Fowler, played by Mayim Bialik, would be on Conan after the show. I had to check it out, as I was sure she couldn’t possibly be as nerdy as Amy, and I was right. Sort of.

Turns out she really is a neuroscientist with a Ph. D. from UCLA, and that helped her get the part of Amy Farrah Fowler. She isn’t, however, as stiff and socially inept as Amy.  She is very intelligent, and is also quite an interesting person. She is also the new spokes-person for the Texas Instruments TI-Nspire CX calculator and Math and Science Classroom Technology.

From the Texas Instruments website: (page no longer available)

“We are excited to collaborate with Mayim because of her unique credentials as a real-life scientist and teacher, not to mention her role playing a biologist on one of today’s most popular TV shows,” said Melendy Lovett, president of TI’s Education Technology business and senior vice president of Texas Instruments. “She’s passionate about inspiring young learners to pursue science and math and is a great role model for students and a perfect ambassador for TI Nspired Learning.”

Also, from Mayim:

“I relied on my Texas Instruments graphing calculators while earning my neuroscience degrees, so it is exciting for me to join TI in inspiring and supporting students and educators through the use of TI-Nspire math and science classroom technology,” Bialik said. “I’m a firm believer in fostering interactive learning environments for students. I also understand the importance of advancing science, technology, engineering and math and hope to inspire future generations of scientists.”

You go, girl!

While we’re talking about the Big Bang Theory, tell us who your favorite character is, and what makes them your favorite.

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