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STEM Ambassadors

The STEM Ambassador Program began in 2016 as a training program for a small cohort of University of Utah scientists. Since then, we have grown to work with over 170 graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and undergraduate students. Scroll down to learn about the scientists who have participated. Contact us if you would like to reach out to a STEM Ambassador.

Note that many Ambassador bios were uploaded when the Ambassador joined the program and may not be current.

Salvador Gutierrez-Portocarrero

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Salvador Gutierrez-Portocarrero works in the White Research Group at the University of Utah where he studies organic synthetic electrochemistry at a three-phase interface. His major interests are understanding electron transfer, phase-transfer, the reaction mechanisms, and the efficiency of product extraction-catalyst separation at this interface. He is a strong supporter of public engagement and discussion around sciences since for him knowledge only is better transmitted in these two exercises, and it is really important to communicate cutting-knowledge technology and theories to avoid myths around them. He enjoys reading, learning, cycling and day-to-day discussions since in his opinion learning is an active process. Take your time, learning takes time!