The Big Brain Theory: Celebrity Speaker Kal Penn Hosts New Discovery Show
"I love education and science. It's awesome to be part of such an exciting new series for Discovery Channel that celebrates all the amazing things our generation can do through creative thinking, the arts and STEM - science, technology, engineering and math," he also says in the interview. This combination of creative thinking and core, STEM learning, is something that design and education speaker John Maeda also promotes. In the show, contestants are given difficult tasks to complete and are required to design innovative and practical solutions. The show will be both educational and entertaining, and give viewers a glimpse into the exciting world of our young engineers.
With an energetic stage presence and charismatic personality, it's no wonder Penn has been so involved with empowering youth. Along with his numerous college keynotes, Penn was also selected to teach a course at The University of Pennsylvania earlier in the year—which students responded to with overwhelming praise. As quick-witted as he is intelligent, Penn is comfortable addressing a topics spanning from politics and current events to pop-culture and media. His keynotes leave audiences feeling inspired and informed— and provide more than a few laughs in between.