Science, engineering and technology
By Valerie Milano
Beverly Hills, CA (Hollywood Today) 11/16/12 – The emcee for the S.E.T. awards was a flying helicopter (known as the AR Drone 2.0) while the voice offstage during entire event was two-time Emcee winner Jay Thomas. Although a little distracting to see a hovering radio controlled helicopter along side the recipients of the various categories of the S.E.T., it was pretty bearable given the humor behind the curtain.
The Beverly Hills Hotel Crystal Ballroom was not so surprisingly attended by Bill Nye the Science Guy. It would not be the same kind of event without Bill Nye. When Hollywood Today interviewed Mr. Nye, he emphasized the importance of science, engineering and technology playing a role in much greater concerns than just the current advancement of our world. He made clear the role we would need to take on with greater advancement in more efficient energy systems such as micro bubbles in the ocean that are of about 1/1000th of a millimeter, which could reflect light and support energy in ways that we currently don’t see.
Believe it or not, we would soon look up and be graced by the presence of Dolph Lundgren. That’s right, Mr. Ivan Drago from the Rocky franchise and the recently successful Expendables film. Dolph is apparently no newbie to the concept of science and it’s impact on the future, since he received an undergraduate and graduate degree from the royal institute of Institute of Sidney, Australia in chemical engineering. He then received a Fulbright Scholarship to M.I.T. for a Ph.d program. He picked up the acting bug in New York and decided not start the program and has ever looked back, so he thought. The convergence with technology and entertainment was celebrated today at the S.E.T. Awards.
While most of the event centered around Film, T.V. Shows, and documentaries that maintain a scientific focus, the notable mentions recipients were:
S.E.T Scientist Award: NCIS David McCallum (Season 8 and 9)
S.E.T Engineer Award: The Avengers
S.E.T. Technology Award: Person of Interest (Season 1)
S.E.T Icon Award: Alexander Singer
Leadership and Inspiration Award: Bob Gurr
Among the award winners were many more honorees who accepted their awards for their respective categories.
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