University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2017!

March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Nathalia Holt

Ms. Holt is sponsored by Diamond Ventures

Nathalia Holt, Ph.D., is a science writer and the New York Times best-selling author of "Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars" and "Cured: The People who Defeated HIV." Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Slate, Popular Science, and Time. She has trained at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard University, the University of Southern California, and Tulane University. She lives with her husband and their two daughters in Boston, Massachusetts.

Scheduled events:
Rockets, Stars, and the Women Who Changed It All
Authors discuss the early role of women in astronomy and space exploration, and how these pioneers transformed their fields in science and technology. NOTE: Ms. Holt will be 20 minutes late to the signing area due to a live interview with CSPAN following the program.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nathalia Holt, Dava Sobel
Moderator: Joaquin Ruiz
Women Writing about Women in Science
Julian Guthrie, Nathalia Holt and Kristin Block, along with science operations engineer Block, share their experiences as women writing about other women in the sciences, their influences and challenges.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 155)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Signing Area - Flandrau BookStore (Science City) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kristin Block, Julian Guthrie, Nathalia Holt
Moderator: Nancy Atkinson

Rise of the Rocket Girls
Science / Medicine / Technology
Back Bay Books
January 2017
ISBN 9780316338905
Paperback, 352 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. More/less

Cured: The People Who Defeated HIV
Science / Medicine / Technology
February 2015
ISBN 9780142181843
Paperback, 336 pages
$16.00, INSTOCK
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“Nathalia Holt presents a thorough account of the research that provides scientists with hope that a cure will one day be achievable. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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