Leadership Breakfast Series

Join us as we showcase the Girl Scout mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. Ainissa Ramirez, Ph.D., will provide the keynote address for an event that benefits girls in Rochester and throughout Western New York!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 East Main Street in Rochester

8:00 a.m. Leadership Breakfast

Purchase your tickets or secure your sponsorship here.

Learn more about Women of Distinction event here. Questions may be directed to Eileen Hettich at wod@gswny.org or 1-888-837-6410.

Thank you to the 2014 Women of Distinction sponsors!

Keynote address by Dr. Ainissa Ramirez 

“The Future Needs Girls in Science”

This talk will describe the little-known history that girls used to dominate science classes and will showcase some of the women science mavericks in history. Dr. Ainissa Ramirez will share her own path for how she became a scientist, and will send an inspirational message for why we need more girls in science and how our future depends on it.


About the Keynote Speaker

Dr. Ainissa Ramirez is a former Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Yale University. She's passionate about demonstrating that "science is fun" and serves as a science adviser to NOVA, Dragonfly TV, and the Exploratorium. At Yale, she was the director of the award-winning science lecture series for area students, called Science Saturdays. She strongly believes in the need for improving public understanding of the sciences.

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 30 technical papers and holds six patents. Her research has been awarded the Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER award, the MIT MLK visiting professorship, and the MIT TR100 award for her invention of a solder that bonds to inorganic materials. Her invention is now commercialized by the company she founded, Adhera Technologies.

Before joining the faculty at Yale, she worked as a member of technical staff at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies.

Check out this Science Xplained video by Dr. Ramirez on one of America's favorite treats - ice cream!

Learn more about Dr. Ramirez here.