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Dr. Raven the Science Maven talk

Science communication influencer visits UNL

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
UNL City Campus Union Room: Swanson Auditorium
1400 R St
Lincoln NE 68588
Additional Info: FREE
Target Audiences:
Nebraska EPSCoR, (402) 472-8946,
The Nebraska EPSCoR and co-sponsors bring Dr. Raven Baxter to UNL: Wednesday, April 3 at 3:30 p.m. in Swanson Auditorium (City Campus Union). Dr. Raven (a.k.a. “the Science Maven”) inspires us on #STEM through her talks and social media presence based at

Dr. Raven is a molecular biologist and science educator with a unique mission: to decode the complexities of science and make it not only engaging but also relatable through her thoughtfully designed educational content.

An alumna of the University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College, Dr. Raven holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Molecular Biology, complemented by a Ph.D. in Science Education. Her deep-rooted knowledge of biology and expertise in science education enable her to transform complex scientific theories into understandable and intriguing narratives.

Beyond academia, Dr. Raven has gained valuable experience in the field of high-throughput drug discovery, bringing her unique expertise and perspective to this important area. As a consultant, she aids science companies in identifying their unique voice and facilitates effective communication between scientists and the broader public.

In her ongoing commitment to making science accessible, Dr. Raven serves as the Executive Director at The Science Haven, a nonprofit organization focused on sparking curiosity and reinterpreting science into engaging experiences for everyone, regardless of their scientific knowledge or background.

Dr. Raven’s innovative approach and steadfast dedication have garnered her numerous prestigious recognitions, including Forbes 30 Under 30, Fortune 40 Under 40 in Health, EBONY Power 100, and the Asteroid Award for Diversity and Inclusion in Science Communication.

Dr. Raven Baxter’s work continues to inspire a worldwide passion for science. Her remarkable impact lies not just in her ability to simplify science, but also in how she fosters a sense of inclusivity and excitement around it. She truly personifies her mission to make science an engaging and accessible discipline for all.

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