Samantha is a highly requested speaker for a variety of organizations, schools, and companies. Previous speaking engagements include presentations at the USA Science and Engineering Festival, the Ontario Science Centre, and the 2018 Annual Science Writers and Communicators of Canada Conference; a live webinar via Evidence for Democracy; and the Keynote Talk at the Cedarlane Annual Expo.
She frequently gives talks and hosts hands-on workshops for all audiences on topics including:
Impact of Science Communication on Social Media
Social Media for Science: Tips & Tricks
Mental Health in Higher Education
Personal Branding and Career Exploration in STEM
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity in STEM
Introductory Topics in Neuroscience and/or Stem Cell Biology
Current Research and Future Frontiers in Neuroscience and/or Stem Cell Biology
Using Social Media as a Networking Tool (for kids!)
Public Presentation at the Ontario Science Centre for the International Day for Women & Girls in Science
I brought my brain samples and favourite neuroscience facts to the Toronto Kickboxing and Muay Thai Academy to talk to fighters about the neuroscience and psychology behind performance anxiety. No slides, no mic - just a conversation about mental health.... plus a few squishy brains.
Hands-On Workshop on using Social Media for Science at the University of Ottawa.
Public Presentation at the Toronto Harbourfront Centre for Soapbox Science
Guest Lecture at 2017 International Altmetrics Conference about New Methods of Science Communication by Scientists