Events

CBE, CNSI, CSEP, CCS, NIH, and MARC presents Keri Kukral, Founder & CEO of Raw Science TV

Tuesday, April 20, 2017 @12:00pm in ESB 1001

The UCSB MARC Scholars presents...

 

STEAM

(a.k.a. How to Combine Every

 

Thing You Love and Call It Work)

 

A Talk by Keri Kukral

Keri is honored to speak to the students

of UCSB about a diverse career

spanning the arts, science, and media.

 

Keri is honored to speak to the students

of UCSB about a diverse career

 

spanning the arts, science, and media.

 

How and why does one go from

professional ballet to biomedical

engineering and then

 

entrepreneurship?

 

There will be a complex decision tree

leading all the way to space aliens,

 

lasers, UCSB, and you.

 

Keri Kukral is the founder of Raw Science TV with the mission to keep the logic and beauty of

science and its impact on humanity and our world on center stage in the mainstream media.The

digital channel, coined “a media company to watch” by Forbes, aims to combine cutting edge

science journalism with a video-on-demand movie platform to tell the most compelling stories of

science and technology. The company has created various video projects, including a video series

in Taiwan on thorium nuclear reactor development, as well as the first video of Elon Musk detailing

specific plans to reach and colonize Mars.

 

Keri is also a former professional ballet dancer and was awarded a full scholarship to train after

being hand selected from the Arie Crown Theater stage by Ruth Page at 10 years old. She was

awarded a full scholarship to the Houston Ballet Academy and an apprenticeship to Joffrey Ballet.

She performed as a soloist under the direction of Larry Long, Peter Anastos, and Bryan Pitts of

 

Ballet Oklahoma.

 

Keri is also a biomedical engineer with a long career in the medical device industry. The transition

from the arts to engineering inspired her to create the Raw Science Foundation to promote STEAM

 

globally through access to energy, connectivity, and telemedicine particularly for girls and women.