I write and speak about a variety of topics related to business and/or the STEM professions. I am available to speak at your event or develop a workshop on these or other topics:

  • business and STEM
  • diversity and inclusion and unconscious bias
  • communication strategies for working people
  • energy related topics

Upcoming Events

June 23, 2020     Publish Book Review for Personality Isn’t Permanent by Benjamin Hardy, PhD

Past Events

October 1, 2018   Deadline to vote for candidates for AIChE 2019 Board of Directors

September 10, 2018  Invitation to STEM Workplace Study (University of Michigan)

August 29, 2018    Department of Chemical Engineering (HU) Advisory Council Meeting  and video conference

July 29, 2018     Church of the Good Shepherd, Guest/Youth Speaker: Tygae Johnson

July 20, 2018     Lunch meeting with Ruth Robinson and Emma Hubbard

June 27, 2018    Medical Meeting for H.W. Brown

June 4, 2018      Medical Meeting for H.W. Brown

Mid-May 2018   Travel

April 26, 2018   Funeral services for Roseanne Hoff

January 19, 2018   Connected Intersections Tame Traffic Now & Prepare Communities for a Smarter Future (Sponsor: GovTech)

January 17, 2018    2018 Alumni Insight Conference

January 17, 2018    Blockchain will transform property transactions. Are you ready?

January 10, 2018   AIChE Webinar: Applied Statistics – Exploratory Data Analysis

December 31, 2017    Various New Year’s Eve Events

December 24, 2017    FIBC SBS Holiday Fellowship

December 8, 2017       Osborn Rehab Facility Holiday Party

December 4, 2017       AZ Tea Pat Holiday Party

November 15, 2017   “Designing a Purposeful Career” sponsored by ASU Alumni Career Services

October 25, 2017   “These Times Demand the Science Times: Using N.Y.T. Reporting and Multimedia in STEM Classrooms”, Provider: New York Times

October 19, 2017  “Do Entrepreneurs Really Need Patents?”, an MIT Bootcamp, by Nathan Trujillo

October 10, 2017 Write to Change the World: Crafting Persuasive Pieces with Help from Nicholas Kristof and The Times Op-Ed Page, Provider: New York Times

October 10, 2017  How Massachusetts Uses Technology to Achieve Complete Financial Transparency, Provider: Governing Magazine

October 8, 2017     It’s an Agile World: Requirements at the Speed of Thought, Provider: Modern Analyst

October 5, 2017     Diagnosing Requirements Failure, Provider: IAG Consulting

October 5, 2017      5 Secrets of Successful Presenters, Provider: Canadian Management Centre (CMC)

September 7, 2017 Meeting With Ramesh Chawla, Chair – Department of Chemical Engineering, Howard University

August 12, 2017    Mid-Year Leadership Workshop & Check-up, @ FIBC, Phoenix, AZ

April 26, 2017     “10 Ways to Teach With The Times Today,” with NYT journalist and political reporter, Nicholas Confessore, and others.

April 12, 2017      Maundy Thursday Services, Host: First Institutional Baptist Church

April 8, 2017         Priscilla Shirer Simulcast, Host: First Institutional Baptist Church, Phoenix, AZ

April 5, 2017          Creating an Environment for Student Success

March 24, 2017      I’m completing an interview with Jean Williams, the subject of one of my Her-Stories for Women’s History Month.

March 21, 2017      Phone meeting with Tracy Van Houten, candidate for California’s 34th Congressional District

March 20, 2017      Interview with Kate Becker of BU Today.

February 23, 2017  What does “well mixed” mean – and what happens if a CSTR is NOT perfectly mixed? by  Professor Suzanne Kresta, University of Alberta, sponsored by AIChE

February 22, 2017 “The Importance of Operating Procedures” by Justin Phillips of Provenance Consulting for AIChE Academy

February 1, 2017  The U.S. Dept. of Energy Industrial Assessment Center Program: Best Practices from the Past 40 Years, sponsored by AIChE

January 4, 2017     Advance Screening for Movie: Hidden Figures @ Harkins, Tempe Market Place

Dec 21, 2016           Certifications – The First Step On The Path To Government Contracts with Myra Cisse, Sponsored by Government Contractors

Dec 11, 2016            First Institutional Baptist Church Ministry Fair – Phoenix, AZ

Nov 13-18                American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting – San Francisco, CA

Oct 9-11, 2016        IEEE SusTech 2016: Conference on Technologies for Sustainability  in Phoenix, AZ

Sep 27, 2016           Email is the New Vector for Cyber Attacks

July 20, 2016          Documentary Video: Breakthrough in Renewable Energy (sponsored by AIChE Chenected)

July 13, 2016           Engineering and Science Publication Practice and Ethics  with Michael Domach, PhD (a webinar sponsored by AIChE)

July 1, 2016              Introduction to R for Data Science (an e-course by Microsoft)

June 21, 2016        ‪  #‎GrowMakers‬ Twitter Chat, Tuesday, June 21 at 12 p.m. EDT. – Growing a nation of makers.

May 19, 2016            SWE Governance Town Hall Webinar for Past Presidents and Fellows (7 p.m. CDT)

April 8, 2016             The Flint Water Crisis – Exploring What Occurred and How, Sponsored by AIChE

April 3, 2016              Meet with Monica Stowe, AIChE Membership Associate at Dilly’s Deli in Tempe, AZ at 1 p.m.

April 1, 2016                U.S. Zika Action Plan Summit Press Conference (hosted by The Centers for Disease Control)

Feb 18-27, 2016         Skillcrush’s 10-Day Coding Bootcamp

Jan 23, 2016                Future City Competition – Arizona Region at Arizona State University

Jan 17-22, 2015           Exhibit of 3-D Models for Future City Competition at Burton-Barr Central Library,  Phoenix, AZ

Jan 13, 2016                 An Overview of Battery Technology (webinar sponsored by AIChE)

Oct 2015                       Breast Cancer Awareness Month (interview candidate for blog post)

Sep 1, 2015                   President Frederick engages alumni and friends of the University in a webcast  conversation with journalist Ed Gordon.

Aug 14, 2015                Wired & Inspired: The Intelligent Use of Technology in Higher Education Virtual Mini-Conference  (sponsored by Cengage and Team Up)

July 24, 2015               Participated in a Google Hangout discussion with technology/media guru Howard Rheingold about the various digital literacies we all need. This event is a part of the “MediaLIT: Overcoming Information Overload” free online course (http://bit.ly/mediamooc).

June 2015                      IEEE Virtual Career and Talent Expo throughout the month (e-seminars, career fair, coaching, etc.)

May 2015                       Commence Summer of Reading and Self-Enrichment

Feb 5, 2015                    February Issue Launch Party – Green Living Magazine, Scottsdale, AZ (Attending)

Feb 4, 2015                    Project Management using The Observe, Orient, Design, and Act (OODA) System, State Library of Arizona  (Attending)

Jan 22, 2015                  Project Management Institute Meeting – Cyber Security for Project Managers (In Attendance)

Jan 17, 2015                  Future City Competition – AZ Region, at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ  (Volunteer and Media Chair)

Jan 11-16, 2015           Exhibit of 3-D Models for Future City Competition (Volunteer and Planning Committee Member)

Jan 11, 2015                  Kick-off of Exhibit of 3-D Models for  Future City Competition – Arizona Region, Burton-Barr Library, Phoenix, AZ

(Interviewed by local media from Fox Channel 10, ABC News 15, and CBS 5)

Nov 15, 2014                Relevant Teaching III Workshop, First Institutional Baptist Church, Phoenix, AZ

  • Presentation I:  Multiple Intelligence Revisited
  • Presentation II: Hook, Book, Look, Took (HBLT) Approach

September 13, 2014        Society of Women Engineers Regions A-B-J Meeting  (Las Vegas, NV)

Presentation: Updates from the Society Nominating Committee: A brief look at the past and current practices of the Society of Women Engineer’s Nominating Committee, its policies, and procedures were presented  to attendees of the regions A-B-J meeting.

April 2013                        Office of the Auditor General, State of Arizona (Phoenix, AZ)

Presentation: Budget & Schedule – The Evil Twins of Project Managers: The audience for this presentation were staff of the Office of the Auditor General, State of Arizona. They are responsible for auditing projects and budgets for various departments within the State of Arizona.

Jan 11, 2012                     Workshop Presentation: Request for Proposal, Qualifications, and Information (Phoenix, AZ)

This workshop will explain the RFP, RFQ, and RFI processes and describe how to identify, prepare, and submit responses to bidding opportunities (for the Mind Your Business Small Business Workshop Series)

Media Mentions

March 20, 2017            Interview with Kate Becker of BU Today.

January 4, 2017            Advance Screening for Movie: Hidden Figures @ Harkins, Tempe Market Place

Jan 23, 2016                  Future City Competition – Arizona Region at Arizona State University

February 2015               Green Living Magazine February 2015 Issue: Budding Engineers Build Solutions for Future City Competition (several quotes attributed to Vi Brown)

January 11, 2015            Kick-off of Exhibit of 3-D Models for Future City Competition – AZ Region, Burton-Barr Library, Phoenix, AZ

(Interviewed by local media from Fox Channel 10, ABC News 15, and

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