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September 15, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Category: Lunch
Location: TBD
Cost: Free

KCP/AGEP Fellows:

Dr. Ainissa Ramirez is this years KCP Visiting Scholar and she will be visiting campus on Friday, September 15th.  We would like to invite you to accompany her to lunch at 11:30 a.m.  We are still in the process of booking reservations, however we need to know how many people will be attending to get an accurate count.  Please RSVP - Space is limited to 20 participants.   Below is more information on Dr. Ramirez and her visit to WSU.

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

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.


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

For more information about this event, please contact Karen Schramm at 313-577-8053 or karen@wonderjanitorial.com.