Publications & Presentations

Here’s a list of some of the things I’ve written, co-written, or presented over the last few years:

“Every Marine a Maker” panel moderator, Bay Area Maker Faire 2017

Nerd Nite DC speaker, Jan 09, 2016

MAKE: DIY Space Week 2014, MAKE Magazine blog

“Yuri’s Night: The DIY Space Holiday”, posted April 12, 2014

“The Zero Gravity Cocktail Project”, posted April 11, 2014

Multiple articles on the GeekDad blog, 2013-current. A sample:

“I Want to Go to Space: I’m Sending You Instead”, posted September 16, 2014

“NASA Budget Has Plan for Asteroid Mission, Cuts to Education”, posted April 11, 2013

“Cultivating a Multicultural Online Audience: A Study of the Effectiveness of Social Media for Yuri’s Night (IAC-13,E1,9,2,x20020)”, 2013 International Astronomical Congress, co-author

“No Borders – Bridging Cultures Through Yuri’s Night (IAC-13,E1,8,4,x17699)”, 2013 International Astronomical Congress, co-author

ThirstDC speaker, May 16 2013

21 articles on the GeekDad blog on WIRED.com, 2012-2013, now archived. A sample:

“Geeks Making Art: Math-Based Interactive Bach In Your Browser”, posted October 18, 2012

“Hands-On Education Hits the Road With SparkTruck”, posted June 27, 2012

“The Science of “Fringe” Helps Students Explore Real Science Topics”, posted May 16, 2012

Space-Flown Buzz Lightyear Inducted Into Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum“, posted April 8, 2012

NASA Space Apps Challenge Invites You to a Global Hackathon“, posted March 14, 2012

“Yuri’s Night: Engaging New Audiences and Inspiring Public Participation in Space Exploration (GLEX-2012,12,1,3,x12443)”, 2012 Global Exploration Conference, primary author

How to Win Friends & Influence Space Exploration”, SXSWi 2012 panel organizer

“Juno Launch Tweetup” ad Astra, Volume 23, Number 3, Fall 2011

NASA | Art 50 Years of Exploration“, Spacevidcast.com video SpacePod, June 20, 2011

“Yuri’s Night: Linking the World Together with an International Space Celebration (64-ICES308-A)”, 2011 International Conference on Environmental Systems, coauthor

Powering the Future: Inside the Ad Astra Rocket Company“, Space Tweep Society blog, August 10, 2011

“Space X: Commercial Space Services Get a Boost”, ad Astra, Volume 22, Number 3, Fall 2010

ISDC 2009: The Future of Commercial Spaceflight” interview on Aero News Network, recorded May 30, 2009

Interview with Tim Bailey” interview on Spacevidcast Live, recorded April 17, 2009

“Yuri’s Night: Music, Space and the Next Generation of Space Leaders (IAC-08.E1.4.12)”, 2008 International Astronomical Congress, co-author

“Certifying the Dream: The story of Zero G”, SAE International Journal of Aerospace. 1(1): 473-481, 2008, coauthor

“Human Spaceflight and American Education”, 2008 NewSpace Conference, panelist

“Certifying the Dream: The story of Zero G (08ICES-0143)”, 2008 International Conference on Environmental Systems, co-author

“Yuri’s Night: Overview, Summary of 2008 Events, and Workshop on Hosting Your Own Awesome Space Party”, International Space Development Conference 2008, co-presenter

“Downloading the Stars: The Future of Space Exploration”, 2007 AAS National Conference, panelist

Space Commerce table co-moderator, 2007 AAS National Conference

Kids to Space: A Space Traveler’s Guide, expert answers for the Training section

“World Space Expo 2007”, Education II Track, International Space Development Conference 2007

“Your Future in Space”, SEDS SpaceVision 2007

“Explorers Wanted: Space Generation Congress”, Education session, International Space Development Conference 2006

“MoonROx – Extracting Oxygen from Lunar Regolith Simulant is Easier than Writing Contest Rules”, Prizes and Competitions session, International Space Development Conference 2006

Space Tourism Panel, 32nd Annual National Society of Black Engineers National Convention, April 1, 2006

Generation X-plorers Energized by NASA’s New Plans”, Ad Astra online, 20 September 2005

“Yuri’s Night: The First Five Years”, Space Education and Outreach Symposium, International Astronomical Congress 2005

“SGC 2005 Inspiring Education Projects”, Space Education and Outreach Symposium, International Astronomical Congress 2005

Keynote speaker – 2005 Thermal & Fluids Analysis Workshop

“ZERO-G: Giving the Public a Taste of Space”, Space Tourism session, International Space Development Conference 2005

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