From zombies and superheroes to crime drama and space, Hollywood’s blockbuster genres rely on real-world science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to bring the magic to life on the big screen.
STEM Behind Hollywood is an exciting new program created by TI with the assistance of the Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences, to get students excited about STEM education and careers.
Your world is about to get rocked!
Students stymie a STEM-tastic superhero? Say it ain't so!
The Bone Detective®
Forensic anthropologist Dr. Diane France, Ph.D., D-ABFA, owner and director of the Human Identification Laboratory of Colorado, uses math and science to interpret the stories that bones tell about their previous owners: what they looked like, the lives they lived and how they died.Learn More
Crack the genetic code …
… and crack the case wide open! The bandit who’s been breaking into banks left a few strands of hair at the last heist. Will they yield the clues to close in on the crook? The Bandit’s Bad Hair Day puts students in the criminal forensics lab to study the science of DNA and how investigators use it to solve cases.See The Activity
Entertaining a new focus on STEM education
Scientists and experts who consult on Hollywood films and TV worked alongside leading math and science educators to create free classroom activities for TI-Nspire CX™ handhelds, TI-Nspire™ Teacher and Student Software, and TI-Nspire™ Apps for iPad.
These activities center around the math and science behind Hollywood themes like zombies, superheroes, space and forensics, and they give students the chance to solve problems just like real-life scientists using the concepts behind their favorite movies and TV shows.
Hollywood & STEM experts
Meet the behind-the-scenes scientists who are helping inspire middle and high school students to think about math and science in new ways.
Steve Schlozman, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry,
Harvard Medical School
The Bishops School
Randii Wessen, Ph.D.
Senior Technical Staff Member,
California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Diane L. France, Ph.D.
Human Identification Laboratory of Colorado