Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 13, 2013
Top California students representing national organizations will participate in the annual Student Innovation Exhibition, during the Entertainment Industries Council’s (EIC) 3rd Annual SET Awards, November 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, CA. The science, engineering, technology and math related projects presented are representative of real-world concepts created by students that inspired peers toward related career paths and serve as prototypes for betterment of our lives. The 3rd Annual SET Awards are produced by EIC as part of the Ready on the SET and…Action! campaign with partnership from leading business and entertainment industry players, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Rolls Royce aero-engines, LEGO Education, Trash4Teaching, Motion Picture Association of America, International 3D Society, Women In Film, SAG-AFTRA, Producers Guild of America, The Caucus for Writers, Producers and Directors, and others, and recognizes the positive power of entertainment and media to inspire future innovators for a diverse and competitive workforce.
“Movies, TV shows, videos and multimedia content with technological, scientific and even design storylines are magnets for youth that can launch them into technical careers, fill existing workforce gaps and create the innovation necessary to propel not only the entertainment industry, but also the nation into a bright future,” said Brian Dyak, President and CEO of EIC.
The luncheon ceremony includes a Student Innovation Exhibition, granting an opportunity for student leaders making a difference in science, engineering and technology to unite with leaders from the entertainment and business industries.
“The purpose is to enhance connected and experiential learning while reinforcing and recognizing skills. The SET Awards helps in making this possible by providing the perfect stage for these young innovators to showcase their creative talent in their fields and be recognized for it,” said Larry Deutchman, Executive Vice President Marking & Industry Relations, EIC.
Participants for the Student Innovation Exhibition are selected on the basis of their commitment to science, engineering, technology and math, their innovativeness and ingenuity, and their future career goals. Similarly, honorees for the SET Awards are decided by a Nomination Review Committee comprised of entertainment industry professionals and experts in science, engineering and technology fields, representing Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Qualcomm, BackCode, NBCUniversal, FOX and others.
Honorees include: Paramount’s Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z; CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, Elementary, NCIS, and Person of Interest: Season 2 (CBS Entertainment / Warner Bros. Television / Bad Robot / Kilter Films); ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy; Hallmark’s Space Warriors; The Weinstein Co.’s Escape from Planet Earth; Discovery’s The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius and MythBusters; PBS’s Nova, NBC’s Science of the Summer Olympics the Marvel comic book Fantastic Four; the novel The Jackhammer Elegies by Stefan Jaeger; Fox’s Bones and Marvel’s Iron Man 3 .
About Entertainment Industries Council
EIC is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 by leaders within the entertainment industry to bring the power and influence of the industry to communicate about health and social issues. The organization is considered to be the chief pioneer of entertainment and journalism outreach and a premiere success story in the field of entertainment education. This mission relies on providing resource information to the creative community and culminates in recognition of the industry through the national television special PRISM Showcase which addresses accurate portrayals of substance use issues and mental health concerns. The organization also produces the S.E.T Awards, honoring positive and non-stereotypical portrayals of science, engineering and technology. For a complete list of health and social issues addressed by EIC and local projects please visit First Draft and EIC’s website. EIC’s web site is http://www.eiconline.org. The PRISM Awards web site is http://www.prismawards.com.