STEM Celebration of MLK

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:00pm
3630 Seamans Center
103 South Capitol Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

You are invited to join the annual STEM Celebration of MLK .  Refreshments will be served at 4:00 PM, with a program given at 4:30 PM by Eastern Michigan University’s Dr. Ethriam Cash Brammer.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, the Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences program, the Sloan Center for Exemplary Mentoring, the College of Engineering, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Join us for some refreshments, great conversation, and an address by Dr. Brammer as we honor him for his dedication to diversity in STEM!


Ethriam Cash Brammer is a Chicano writer and scholar from El Centro, California.

He holds a doctorate in English from Wayne State University and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco State University.

He currently serves as the Director of the federal TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program at Eastern Michigan University.

Dr. Brammer is a translation scholar, translating a number of works of early U.S. Latino/a literature, including The Adventures of Don Chipote: Or, When Parrots Breast Feed, by Daniel Venegas (Arte Publico Press, 2000); Lucas Guevara, by Alirio Di­az Guerra (Arte Publico Press, 2003); and Under The Texas Sun, by Conrado Espinoza (Arte Publico Press, 2007).

He is also a passionate advocate for increasing children's literacy and has been deeply involved in efforts to support programs such as El Di­a de los Ninos/El Di­a de los Libros and PRIME TIME Family Reading Time, two programs supported by the American Library Association.  He is also the author of two original bilingual children's books: My Tata's Guitar/La guitara de mi tata (Arte Publico Press, 2003) and Alla en el Rancho Grande/The Rowdy, Rowdy Ranch (Arte Publico Press, 2004).


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Amanda Marr in advance at or 319-335-0810.