Science Journalist in Residence

The University of Florida’s Science Journalist in Residence Program (SJR) brings leading science writers to the UF campus in Gainesville, Florida, to interact with faculty and students. Visiting science journalists give public talks, speak in classes and meet with faculty and students with shared interests across the university. Based in the College of Journalism and Communications, the program has supported visiting science journalists with a wide range of interests and specializations — from sports science to the science of dogs, and from experts in weather science to social media and technology to COVID-19.

Spring 2023 Science Journalist in Residence:
Science Communicator and Author Ainissa Ramirez


Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

Dr. Ainissa Ramirez is a masterful science communicator and science storyteller and author of the award-winning book “The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another.” The book, which Smithsonian Magazine named one of the best science books of 2020, examines eight inventions – clocks, steel rails, copper communication cables, photographic film, light bulbs, hard disks, scientific labware, and silicon chips – and reveals how they shaped the human experience.

Join us on March 8, from 4-5 p.m. ET at Pugh Hall-Ocora, for a discussion with Dr. Ramirez about “The Alchemy of Us.” For more information on this event, click here.