I really enjoy sharing my excitement about science with others, and planetary science is one of the best ways to get people interested because it touches on so many other disciplines. Over the years I have done lots of outreach and science writing for general audiences. Here are some highlights:

  • Other:

    • Ask an Astronomer (answering questions from the public)
    • Tipitap Apps “Solar System!” and “Exploring Mars!” (e-book series for early elementary students)
    • President of U. Michigan Student Astronomical Society (2004-2006) – Organized public observing nights, public lectures, school visits, etc.
    • Science consulting: Thwacke! (improving scientific accuracy in video games)

Recent* Public Speaking and Outreach

  • Museum of Northern Arizona Science Café (April 10, 2013)
  • USGS tour group presentation (May 18, 2013)
  • USGS Astro table for Science in the Park (September 21, 2013)
  • USGS Astro Open House (September 29, 2013)
  • Guest lecture for Astro 110 class at Carleton College (October 23, 2013)
  • USGS booth at AGU Fall Meeting (December 2013)
  • Colloquium presentation at Lowell Observatory (January 23, 2014)

*Last Updated Feb. 2014