Gary Grice, better known by his stage name GZA a.k.a. The Genius, is an American hip-hop artist and founding member of the seminal hip-hop group the Wu-Tang Clan. As a co-founder of the Science Genius program, GZA educates students about science through hip-hop, one of today’s most dominant cultural forces. He enters classrooms as an artist and provides a model for students to communicate what they learn in science class.
As a child, GZA’s interest in science far outmatched his interest in school. His enthusiasm for the sciences heavily influenced his music, however, GZA doesn’t just rap about science. He educates listeners about fundamental scientific principles in a new and exciting way, helping audiences understand how we are all connected to the natural world and the universe around us.
Talk: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Public Reception: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Chancellor’s Office is hosting the event in collaboration with UC Davis’ John Muir Institute of the Environment.
NOTE: There is no charge to attend, however, tickets are required for entry to this event. Limit: 2 per household.