Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. Materials Scientist; Author 'Newton's Football'; Host, Science Underground.

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. is dedicated to making science understandable to the general public. Before taking on the call to popularize science, she was a mechanical engineering professor at Yale University for ten years. She is the author of Save Our Science (TED Books), which is based on her TED talk. She also co-wrote, Newton’s Football (Random House), which looks at the stealthy science behind the game. Currently, she hosts a 2-minute science podcast called Science Underground (www.ainissaramirez.com)