Past Speaking Engagements


Nihao article at C2ST Networking event 11-2012American Chemical Society, Chicago, IL Chapter, March 2008 – “Creating Illinois Science Council”

City of Chicago Treasurer Business Plan Competition, Aug. 2008

Pecha Kucha, Chicago, IL, Dec. 2010 – 20 slides/20 seconds on “Creating Illinois Science Council”

Youth Network Council, Chicago, IL Jan. 2011, “Nonprofit Advocacy 101: Organizing for Effective Policy Engagement”

WindyCon Science Fiction Convention, Nov. 2011, Chicago, IL – “Science Outreach for Adults”

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Annual Meeting Feb. 2012, Vancouver, BC – “Bad Presentation Bingo”

American Nuclear Society Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, June 2012 – Panel on Science Outreach and Communication

Ignite! Chicago June 2012 – 20 slides/15 seconds each on “Chicago as the City of Science”

Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, July 2012 – “Bad Presentation Bingo”

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Users Meeting Oct. 2012, Berkeley, CA – “Bad Presentation Bingo”

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Annual Meeting, Feb. 2013 Boston, MA – “Bad Presentation Bingo”

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Columbia, MO, Science Outreach and Communication Career Symposium – “Bad Presentation Bingo,” Sept. 2013

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chicago, Annual Meeting  Feb. 2014 – “Bad Presentation Bingo”

Medical Librarians Association, Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 2014, “Bad Presentation Bingo”

“Leeches, Maggots & Ants – Ancient Medical Practices and Their Uses Today

  • Notebaert Nature Museum, October2013
  • Chicago Nerd Nite, May 2014
  • Arlington Heights Public Library, January 2015
  • Elmhurst Public Library, June 2015



Research Explainer Dennis Meredith

WBEZ-Chicago Public Radio



Chicago Tribune – May, 19, 2013, “Remarkable Woman

Mike DeBlis, Esq., Emotion in the Courtroom Podcast – “How to Make Technical Speak Easy for Everyone

“What the Speak” podcast with Bryan Kelly, June 2014, “Making Technical Speak Easy for Everyone