Meet and Greet with Ainissa Ramirez

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Undergraduate Students are invited to meet with Dr. Ainissa Ramirez for an informal discussion about what it takes to succeed in STEM.  Light refreshments will be served.

Please note that Dr. Ramirez's talk will be held at 3:00 pm in the Student Center Ballroom C. More information is listed below. 


Featured Keynote Speaker: Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

Why STEM Needs You

WSU/King-Chavez-Parks (KCP) Visiting Scholar Day
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 15, 2017
Student Center Ballroom C

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. is a science evangelist who is passionate about getting the general public excited about science. She co-authored Newton’s Football: The Science Behind America’s Game (Random House); and, authored Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists (TED Books).

Prior to being on the faculty at Yale, she was a research scientist at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, in Murray Hill, New Jersey were she did award-winning research. She has authored over 50 technical papers, holds six patents, and has presented her work worldwide.

She now focuses her energies on making science fun, and gave an impassioned called to action at TED on the importance of understanding science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), which generated widespread enthusiasm. She has served as a science advisor to the American Film Institute, WGBH/NOVA, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and several science museums.

You can learn more about her here and here


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