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Ainissa Ramirez        

Scientist. STEM Advocate. Science Communicator. Author.

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. is a science evangelist and lecturer of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Yale University. Her research focuses on smart materials and nanomaterials. Dr. Ramirez received her training in materials science and engineering from Brown University (Sc.B.) and Stanford University (Ph.D.). She has authored more than 50 technical papers, holds six patents, and has presented her work worldwide.

Before joining the faculty at Yale University, she worked as a staff scientist at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies in Murray Hill, NJ for 4 years. At Bell Labs, she developed an advanced solder that can bond directly to glass and ceramics, for which MIT awarded her the TR100 awarddesignated for the top 100 young innovators. Currently, this technology is commercialized by Adhera Technologies (www.adheratech.com) to which she serves as its technical advisor. She has also been awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER award, and MITs MLK visiting professorship. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Materials Research Society (with 15,000 members) and on NSFs congressionally mandated Committee for Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE).

Dr. Ramirez is also passionate about improving the public understanding of science and is the founder of Yales premier science outreach program, a science show for kids, called Science Saturdays (www.sciencesaturdays.org). She also is the host of a science video series for the general public, called Material Marvels(www.materialmarvels.com). Additionally, she serves as a science advisor to NOVA/ WGBH and recently gave a TED talk on the importance of STEM education.

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Ainissa Ramirez | Science Evangelist | Big Think

In her recent TED Book, Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists, Ainissa Ramirez makes an impassioned call for a recommitment to ...

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By miniaturizing matter, science fact will look like science fiction. Very soon we will create human tissue, make super-fast computers, and invent new cures ...

Ainissa Ramirez — NOVA Next | PBS

Dr. Ainissa Ramirez is a materials scientist turned science evangelist. Previously, she was an associate professor of mechanical engineering & materials ...

Save Our Science:How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists by ...

In Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists, long time Yale professor Ainissa Ramirez makes an impassioned call for a re-commitment  ...

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