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September 15, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Student Center Ballroom C | Map
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free

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

Dr. Ramirez will speak about the need for doctoral students from diverse backgrounds to train the next generation of scholars, educators, and innovators. She will offer her insights from her personal experience as a researcher and STEM educator.

Please click on this link to RSVP:

WSU members/associates/affiliates with an access ID    http://wsulifecycle.force.com/kcpregistration

Non-WSU members/associates/affiliates without an access ID  http://wsulifecycle.force.com/kcpnonwayneregistration


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

This event is co-sponsored by the State of Michigan along with NSF AGEP, NIH BUILD, NIH BEST and the WSU Graduate School.


The Audience is asked to refrain from taking any video recording, audio recording or Flash Photography during presentation.

For more information about this event, please contact Karen Schramm at 7-8053 or ac0576@wayne.edu.