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Physical sciences dean is featured speaker at STEM conference for minorities

Miguel Garcia-Garibay

Miguel García-Garibay

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science featured Miguel García-Garibay as a distinguished lecturer at its annual STEM conference.

García-Garibay, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and dean of the division of physical sciences in the UCLA College, spoke to more than 4,000 attendees including students, faculty and researchers at the conference in Salt Lake City, Utah about his work with molecular machinery. His research group studies the interaction of light and molecules in crystals. In his lecture, García-Garibay clarified how molecules how, with careful orchestration and collaboration, molecules — like music — can turn noise into something beautiful.

The society is an organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

The video of García-Garibay’s speech can be found here.

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