For the past 12 years, MOSI has recognized nationally distinguished Hispanic science and engineering professionals to serve as role models and mentors for Tampa Bay’s Hispanic youth.
Early Career National Hispanic Scientist of the Year
The 2014 Early Career National Hispanic Scientist of the Year recipient, Dr. Ana Maria Rey, is a Columbian physicist at the University of Colorado, Boulder who "studies the scientific interface between atomic, molecular and optical physics, condensed matter physics and quantum information science." As an outstanding scientist, among her many scientific accolades, she has been awarded a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship and a 2013 Presidential Early Career award. Rey earned her B.S. at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá Colombia and her Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Maryland.