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Off to the UCF Book Festival to present Newton's Football​ (April 18th) Orlando.  http://education.ucf.edu/bookfest/ 
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Tackling football concussions head-on. I'm Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update. Concussions have been plaguing football and materials scientist Ainissa Ramirez says that bighorn sheep could inspire solutions. AINNISSA RAMIREZ (Author and former Yale materials scientist): ...
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Studies suggest that replacing the lecture-hall model with an active learning model can help close the achievement gap between students of different cultural backgrounds.
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Would removing the facemask change football for the better?
You don't have to be a scientist to enjoy watching football, but being one certainly changes your perspective on the game. Just ask Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, co-author of the 2013 book Newton's Football: The Science Behind America's Game. As the ma...
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How do you make science fun? I've got a few ideas.
 
How can we make science fun for everyone?

Ainissa Ramirez, Ph.D. is a science evangelist who is dedicated to making science fun for people of all ages. She’s the author of Save Our Science and co-author of Newton’s Football. MIT Technology Review named her as one of the world’s 100 Top Young Innovators for her contributions to transforming technology. And she’s been profiled in The New York Times, Fortune Magazine, CNN, NPR, ESPN, and Scientific American Magazine.

Come hear Ainissa talk about how we can make science more fun and engaging for everyone. Post your questions using Q&A, and then come watch her live!

This session will be produced in collaboration with Google Connected Classroom. If you're an educator with a High School classroom who wants to actually join the Hangout, sign up on the Connected Classrooms form at http://goo.gl/z9gHfV #VirtualFieldTrips #GSF2014

Tuesday, September 16, 8AM PT / 11AM ET / 1500 GMT
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Frog legs? Oscars? Huh?  There is a connection.
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How to prevent a future #delfategate  
Footballs have come a long way from their days as pig's bladders. They can go further still.
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I'm looking forward to speaking at the @BrownUBookstore about @NewtonsFootball. Drop by 10/22 at 4:30 http://lnkd.in/bynKKUz
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The educational tools that we choose often shape how we educate our students, so let's choose them wisely with one eye on the future.
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A crazy idea on how to save football
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Summer reading, anyone?
There's a big difference between science and science fiction, but there's abundant evidence to suggest that sci-fi books and movies can spark a lifelong interest in science. "The best of the science fiction films will stimulate a curiosity an...
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Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. is a science evangelist passionate about getting the general public excited about science.  Before taking on this calling, she was an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Yale University.  Technology Review, the magazine of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), named her as one of the world’s 100 Top Young Innovators for her contributions in transforming technology.  Her work has been profiled in The New York Times, Discover Magazine, Fortune Magazine, The Hartford Courant, The New Haven Register and numerous scientific magazines (Scientific American, R&D Magazine, Materials Today, and Chemical & Engineering News).

Educated at Stanford University (Ph.D.) and Brown University (B.S.), her technical training is in materials science and engineering.  Prior to working at Yale, she was a research scientist at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, in Murray Hill, New Jersey were she did award-winning research. She has authored more than 50 technical papers, holds six patents, and has presented her work worldwide.

A staunch advocate for improving the public’s understanding of science, her talk at TED on the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education generated widespread enthusiasm. At Yale, she is the director of the award-winning science lecture series for children called Science Saturdays and hosts a popular-science video series called Material Marvels.

She speaks nationally on the importance of making science fun and has served as a science advisor to the American Film Institute, WGBH/NOVA, and several science museums. She has lectured at Columbia, Harvard, Caltech, MIT, Cornell, Princeton, Northwestern, and Stanford. She has written as a science correspondent for the Washington. D.C. bureau of Time magazine, where she covered a front-page story called “Life on Mars” as well as other science and non-science related articles. 

 

 

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