Actress Mayim Bialik talks creativity and neuroscience to students at Cold Lake High School

Posted: Dec. 13, 2012

Cold Lake, Alberta– Science students at Cold Lake High School will have the opportunity to hear from Mayim Bialik today.  Speaking to students from Los Angeles via videoconference, Mayim will share her experiences as both an actress and an academic.  Similar to her character, Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, who holds a doctorate in neuro-biology on the TV series The Big Bang Theory, Bialik has a doctorate in neuroscience.

Bialik earned a BS from UCLA in 2000 in Neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and went on to the Ph.D. program in Neuroscience, also at UCLA. She completed her doctorate in the fall of 2007, which examined Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome.

Bialik’s appearance is part of the ongoing science partnership between Osum Oil Sands Corp and the Cold Lake High School, which aims to open students’ imagination and promote their interest in science and innovation.

“Today’s students are the leaders of tomorrow and we want to find creative ways to get students excited about science and future career opportunities,” commented Justin Robinson, Communications Manager at Osum.  “Mayim has a great story – plus is quite well known for her role on The Big Bang Theory – so we think she is the perfect person to introduce the students to the world of neuroscience and get them thinking about the possibilities that a career in science could represent for them.”

The science partnership has involved everything from fieldtrips for students and staff to a solar panel demonstration project on the roof of the school. Some of the most memorable experiences have come out of the Osum Innovation Challenges – special events where students have the opportunity to hear from world-class speakers with inspiring messages and push their innovation skills to new heights.

About Osum

Osum’s mission is to unlock Canada’s unrealized bitumen resource potential. The Company is pursuing commercial in situ developments in the established Cold Lake area of Alberta and in the Grosmont carbonate trend, where it is a leader with a stake in a producing pilot and plans for the first full scale project in the region. The company has been assigned proven plus probable reserves of 359 Million barrels and Best Estimate Contingent Resources of 3.54 Billion barrels.

For further information, please contact:

Osum Oil Sands Corp.
Christi Millar
Communications Advisor
cmillar@osumcorp.com

www.osumcorp.com

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