Leadership Breakfast Series

Friday, September 19, 2014

Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 East Main Street in Rochester

8:00 a.m. Leadership Breakfast

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Keynote address by Dr. Ainissa Ramirez


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.