This week: A&L presents Dr. Ainissa Ramirez (free events)

by Graduate Division Staff
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 7:10 AM

Next week, UCSB Arts & Lectures will welcome acclaimed materials scientist and science communicator Dr. Ainissa Ramirez. Dr. Ramirez will be at UCSB on February 22 and 23. Both of these events are free!

On Wednesday, February 22, Dr. Ramirez will host a lunch and learn session from 1-2 pm in 1010 Henley Hall on the topic of “Diversity in STEM.” Pizza will be provided.

The following evening, February 23, Dr. Ramirez will deliver an illustrated presentation in Campbell Hall at 7:30 pm on the impact of women and people of color in science and engineering. Registration is recommended.

Ainissa Ramirez is the sole author of The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another and Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists. She is co-author with Allen St. John of Newton’s Football: The Science Behind America’s Game.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Ainissa Ramirez as part of our Justice for All programming initiative” said Miller McCune Executive Director of Arts & Lectures Celesta M. Billeci. “She’s at the forefront of science communication and illuminates the hidden figures behind some of the world’s most important inventions from the perspective of a sophisticated materials scientist.” Arts & Lectures expects that a broad range of students and faculty will benefit from hearing what this vibrant author and speaker has to say about creating opportunities for underrepresented people in science and engineering and ushering in a new generation of scientists.