Ainissa Ramirez
Published July 10, 2014
Updated April 21, 2021

Ainissa Ramirez is a science evangelist. Her latest book is The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another, which looks at eight inventions and how they shaped human experience. She also wrote Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists and co-authored Newton’s Football: The Science Behind America’s Game.

Previously, Ramirez was an associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Yale University and a scientist at Bell Laboratories. Now, she works to make science fun and engaging for the general public through her speaking and writing, and as an advisor/consultant/expert for journalists, museums and organizations.

Expertise: STEM education, popular science, mechanical engineering, material science, sports

Location: New Haven, Conn.


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