'The Big Bang Theory' Backs Student Aid at UCLA

May 29, 2015

The hit television show The Big Bang Theory is about young scientists, and the real co-creator of the show, along with many cast and crew members, has created a scholarship for science students at the University of California at Los Angeles. Already $4 million has been raised from the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation and actors such as Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar and Mayim Bialik. The show has many ties to UCLA -- Bialik, who portrays Amy Farrah Fowler, earned a doctorate in neuroscience at the university, and the program’s science consultant is David Saltzberg, a professor of physics and astronomy at UCLA.

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