Family, friends and colleagues of Michael Martinez will gather for a public memorial service at 3 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Mariner’s Chapel, 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine. The UCI professor of education died April 5 at the age of 55. Martinez was a scholar in learning, cognition and intelligence. He wrote many works on these issues, including two influential books, Education as the Cultivation of Intelligence and Learning & Cognition: The Design of the Mind. His newest book, Future Bright: A Transforming View of Human Intelligence, will be published posthumously by Oxford University Press. UCI will honor Martinez’s many contributions at a public recognition ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the Student Center. Diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2003, Martinez constantly sought new treatments to stave off the disease while continuing his scholarship and service – even taking up new hobbies such as snowboarding and paragliding. He’s survived by his wife of 33 years, Stephanie; daughters Lindy, Kiely, Amy and Hillary; and six grandchildren. The family requests that those who wish to honor his memory donate to the Department of Education’s new Michael E. Martinez Prize for outstanding doctoral research at