Sara is an international student from Italy, a science educator, and a National Geographic Young Explorer. She is currently a Master’s student at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, using technology and media to develop STEM curriculum for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Previously, as an assistant researcher in the Astrophysics department at the American Museum of Natural History, she investigated the properties of low-mass stars called brown dwarfs. She graduated cum laude from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College with a degree in physics.
From promoting women's participation in science, to working on bridging the gap with the arts, Sara aims to make science less intimidating and more accessible. In 2015, she received an Avon-Tukman fellowship and a Mellon Foundation grant to direct, produce and curate a multi-disciplinary event around the topic of humans in space. In addition to being a TEDxCUNY speaker, Sara has appeared on the NY1 News channel, on the New York Daily News Newspaper, on the Italian newspapers Il Fatto Quotidiano and Lecco Today, as well as on StarTalk.com.
Making College An Option for New York City Students
New York Cares commercial [July 17, 2015]
Women and the Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities in STEM
INNOVATINGatCERRU [April 21, 2015]
What Can Science Learn from Advertising?
TEDxCUNY [December 16, 2014]
The Need for Space: Youth Leadership Conference
StarTalk Radio with Neil Degrasse Tyson [August 6, 2014]
Macaulay Students Use NASA Facility for Their Research
Macaulay Now [September 22, 2014]
Sara Camnasio: Volleyball Star's Academics Really Add Up
NY1 News [January 26, 2012]
Sara Camnasio brings passion for volleyball from Italy to Van Arsdale
NY Daily News [October 20, 2011]
Panel stresses need and support of women in STEM fields
The Knight News