Acclaimed Scientist to Speak in Rochester: The Future Needs Girls in Science

September 8, 2014

Girl Scouts of Western New York is excited to bring to Rochester Ainissa Ramirez, Ph.D., a science evangelist, former professor of mechanical engineering at Yale and science adviser for science programs like NOVA. She will speak as part of the Leadership Breakfast Series taking place Friday, September 19 at 8 a.m. at the Riverside Convention Center.

Ainissa Ramirez Ph.D

Ainissa Ramirez, Ph.D.

Dr. Ramirez believes science is fun for everyone. She will share why it matters to get girls more involved and engaged in science. She’ll also talk about the interesting history of girls and women in science. For example, did you know that girls used to dominate science classrooms? Today many girls shy away from science labs, but it’s important for girls to know they can pursue science if it interests them. There is nothing wrong with a girl who loves science!

Dr. Ramirez will share a little bit about her own journey and how she ended up – and succeeded – in the science field. She’ll even provide an inspirational message on encouraging more girls to pursue education in the sciences.

The general public is invited to this event, and proceeds will help to provide programming for girls in Rochester and throughout Western New York. If you have an interest in science or believe girls should feel comfortable dreaming up any future they please – including a future that involves science – join Girl Scouts for this event!

The cost is $40 per person or $30 for students. Learn more or purchase your tickets here .

Ruth Harper-Rhode is the Public Relations Manager of the Girl Scouts of Western New York, Rochester Service Center