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The Next Generation of 
Scientists, Engineers &Technologists

"The entertainment industry  is in a strategic position to enhance workforce development and shift public attitudes by creating accurate story lines and characters that will inspire young people to get excited about  science, engineering, and technology."

Brian Dyak, President, CEO & Co-Founder of the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc.

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Tom Kalil, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Brian Dyak, Entertainment Industries Council, Inc.

This Summer, EIC joined forces with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as well as partner organizations
from within the entertainment industry to host a forum focusing on getting the entertainment industry involved in promoting science, engineering, and technology to young people. 

The program included both a briefing on character and storyline development with a focus on science, engineering, and technology as well as a forum where panelists discussed how these fields integrate into the entertainment industry off-screen.

The Call to Action resulting from these events is clear, now is the time to get our young people interested in these fields and one of the best ways to do that is through their favorite characters and TV Shows.

We encourage you to utilize our First Draft Services for more information on this topic and direct access to experts.

Ready on the S.E.T. and... Action!

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"Engineers are creative Problem Solvers!"

Check out EIC's PSA starring Pauley Perrette on the Ready on the S.E.T. and... Action! Initiative

Check out these short films shown by our panelists at the forum:

Meet Laura
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Meet Laura 
Confronting Stereotypes

Check out this video from High School Student and 
National Center for Women in Information Technology "Aspirations in Computing" Honoree  Molly Cinnamon about confronting stereotypes when it comes to careers in science, engineering, and technology!

7 minutes of Terror
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7 Minutes of Terror
S.E.T. In Action
Check out this video about NASA's rover launch to Mars and the professionals it took to make it a success!

Telenovela Educativas
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Novelas Educativas: STEM
Encouraging Increased involvement

Only 5% of S.E.T. Professionals are Latino, check out this short telenovela explaining the importance of education in these fields.

Suggestions for Character and Storyline Development

The entertainment industry has the power to influence students to enter into careers related to science, engineering, and technology (S.E.T.) by accurately portraying these fields through characters who become young, exciting heroes that showcase the true “faces” of modern scientists, engineers, and technologists.

  • Try to steer clear of stereotypes, by casting traditionally un-expected characters as scientists or engineers kids will see that they too can excel at these careers and feel more encouraged to try them.
  • Almost every professional field relies on a scientist, engineer, or technologist at some point. Consider ways that you can incorporate these characters as experts being called in to help with a specific issue or conflict; giving them the opportunity to save the day. 

EIC would like to thank our Forum Partners for making this event a reality!

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