Authors

Ainissa Ramirez

Document Type

Convocation

Publication Date

4-3-2018

Abstract

Getting people excited about science is the passion of Ainissa Ramirez, author and science “evangelist,” who spreads her “gospel” through books, TED Talks, online videos and the podcast “Science Underground.” She was named one of the world’s 100 Top Young Innovators by Technology Review for her contributions to transforming technology and has been the recipient of the American Institute of Physics’ Andrew Gemant Award.

Ramirez spent eight years teaching mechanical engineering & materials science as an associate professor at Yale University and also has been a visiting professor at MIT. She is the author or coauthor of three books, including 2013’s “Newton’s Football: The Science Behind America’s Game,” an entertaining and enlightening look at the big ideas underlying the science of football.

She has served as a science advisor to the American Film Institute, WGBH/NOVA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, among others.

Her appearance is supported by the Spoerl Lectureship in Science in Society.

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