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20 Celebrities Who Are Also STEM Stars

Rob Spiegel

June 4, 2014

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Here's a collection of musicians, actors, and comedians who have also racked up accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). A number of these multi-talents earned their technology bars before hitting the big time, while others continued with technical careers while famous in the arts.

Some on the list are quite surprising. Tom Scholz, founder of the rock band Boston, is a mechanical engineer who actually holds a handful of patents. Lisa Kudrow from Friends is a biologist. My favorite story comes from Ally Walker. She was working as a molecular biologist in preparation for medical school when she was discovered by a Hollywood producer in a restaurant.

Click on the photo of Walker below to see what 19 other celebrities are doing in the STEM field.

About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel has served as senior editor at Electronic News and Ecommerce Business, covering the electronics industry and Internet technology. He has served as a contributing editor at Automation World and Supply Chain Management Review. Rob has contributed to Design News for 10 years.

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