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STEM TALK with Dr. Judith Segura
September 22 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for a STEM TALK with Dr. Judith Segura, a Lead Thermal Architect and expert in Thermodynamics.
Date & Time:
September 22, 2020
Dr. Judith Segura Bio
Dr. Judith Segura is a lead thermal architect and expert in thermodynamics. A PhD graduate of Stanford, Dr. Segura has helped Apple build its most innovative products over the last decade from the iPhone and iPads to the Apple Watch and AirPods Pro.
One of nine children born to immigrant parents, Dr. Segura is a first generation American and the second person in her family to graduate from college. Originally a French major at California State University Fullerton, she quickly discovered that she loved science as much as she loved language, perhaps even more. With a deep curiosity for how the world works, Dr. Segura completed her bachelor’s degree in physics and mechanical engineering and then pursued ground breaking research at Stanford that helped advance turbulence modeling of multiphase flow.
Prior to Apple, Dr. Segura had helped build innovative products at Cisco Systems and Spray Cool, Inc. A winner of the Ford Foundation doctoral fellowship, Dr. Segura has been awarded three patents across various disciplines with several more pending.
Over the last three decades, Dr. Segura has been an active public servant, helping to mentor young female engineers and students of color. She is a former leader of the Mexican American Engineering Society and the Society of Women Engineers and has spoken at more than a dozen national conferences and universities.
Dr. Segura and her husband live in the Bay Area. She is an intrepid traveler and has visited some 30 countries over the years from Sri Lanka to Burkina Faso. A lover of music and the art, Dr. Segura is a longtime supporter of SF Jazz, Berkeley Playhouse, MOAD and KQED.