‘Big Bang Theory’ Funds Science Scholarships to UCLA

‘Big Bang Theory’ Funds Science Scholarships to UCLA

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With this “Big Bang” comes the creation of a new generation of scientists.

The cast and creative minds behind their hit TV show have announced “The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment,” which has been funded with $4 million so far, to help students majoring in science and math at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

“We have all been given a gift with ‘The Big Bang Theory,’” Chuck Lorre, the show’s co-creator and executive producer, said in a statement. “This is our opportunity to give back.”Prince Harry wheelchair football-Australian Defense Force-FB

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Lorre, is funding most of the endowment along with gifts from about 50 other people — including several of the show’s stars. It’s the first time the cast and crew of a television series has endowed a scholarship at UCLA.

Even though the show is set at Caltech in Pasadena, California, the show has ties to UCLA. Actress Mayim Bailik earned her doctorate in neuroscience there and the show’s science consultant, David Saltzberg, is a UCLA physics and astronomy professor.

(READ more in The Los Angeles TimesStory Tip: Joel Arellano

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