The second annual S.E.T. Awards were held at the Beverly Hills Hotel last week honoring the portrayal and promotion of the science, engineering, technology and math fields throughout the entertainment industry. Presented by the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC), the awards recognized the accuracy, impact, inspirational value, mass appeal, and entertainment value of the 130+ submissions.
Warner's TV hits The Big Bang Theory and Person of Interest were among the winners, as were feature films The Dark Knight Rises and Contagion. DC Comic's The Flash and Mr. Terrific were also recognized for non-stereotypical portrayal of the fields.
And Warner has proven that the fields of science, engineering and technology can be portrayed in a variety of storylines and genres to mainstream success. From a mystery-obsessed forensic scientist (Barry Allen in The Flash) to a computer genius (Harold Finch in Person of Interest), Warner and the other S.E.T. Award-winners "represent significant potential for productions to impact young people’s aspirations and interests in science, engineering and technology," said the EIC.