Monday, June 8, 2015

A Tribute to Excellence: Virginia Ciminelli

It was a pleasure in October 2014 to attend the induction of Brazilian Prof. Virginia Ciminelli into the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE). She was recognized for her "contributions in environmental hydrometallurgy, and for leadership in national and international technical collaboration."

I was reminded of a conversation I had with her in 2011 when we were working together and I was spending time in the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte. My wife videotaped parts of that casual exchange, which covered topics ranging from international collaboration and exchanges to career paths and cultural and gender issues in academia, and research leadership.

Prof. Ciminelli and family at induction brunch

I am currently back in Brazil once again on a sabbatical leave at UFMG, and decided that the interview was worth posting.

Part I (8:08)


Part 2 (10:18)


Part 3 (6:39)

Part 4 (7:27) 

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