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Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik

To celebrate Yeshiva Atlanta’s Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Initiative and the Legacy Foundation’s Science Upgrade Challenge Grant backing it, event co-chairs Robyn Regenbaum and Dr. David Jeffrey – along with the brothers of Hebrew Order of David Lodge Carmel and Lodge Magen David – created and produced “Chai + Pi = YA’s Big Bang,” featuring Mayim Bialik, on May 5.

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Held at the Georgia Tech Scheller School of Business Atrium and Auditorium, Chai+Pi began with a private reception for the program sponsors and coordinators. This was followed by a larger reception, which featured multiple STEM-oriented programs and organizations, both local and international.

Bialik, known best for her role as Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS’s “Big Bang Theory,” was the afternoon’s featured speaker. An observant Jew, she is also a scientist, having earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. Her keen interest in STEM has led to her serving as spokesperson for several advocacy organizations, including DeVry University’s HerWorld Initiative.

A long list of very generous individuals and businesses sponsored the event, which attracted more than 300 attendees of all ages. The event, plus matching funds from the Legacy Heritage Foundation, raised more than $100,000 towards the program’s $600,000 goal, kicking off YA’s STEM initiative with a “big bang”!

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