Talks

Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship,” Invited Lecture, IEEE SIGHT (Special Interest Group in Humanitarian Technology), Madras Section, India, Dec 2014

Human-Centered and Context-Driven Design for Developing Communities,” Invited Lecture, IIT-Madras, Chennai, India, Dec 2014

Human-Centered and Context-Driven Design for Developing Communities,” Keynote Lecture, World Usability Day (WUD) Silesia, Katowice, Poland, Nov 2014

Working Across Disciplines and Cultures” Invited Workshop, World Usability Day (WUD) Silesia, Katowice, Poland, Nov 2014

From Humanitarian Engagement to Sustainable Impact” Opening Plenary, IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, Oct 2014

Why to Technology-Based Social Ventures in Developing Countries Fail?,” Invited Talk, Social Enterprise World Forum, Seoul, Korea, Oct 2014

Human-Centered and Context-Driven Design for Developing Communities” Invited Lecture, Seoul National University, Seoul, Oct 2014

Radical Collaboration for Sustainable Impact” Invited Lecture, CAFNR, University of Missouri – Columbia, Sept 2014

We Are! Unlocking the Power of Social Entrepreneurship” Invited Lecture, Huddle with the Faculty, Penn State Alumni Association, Sept 2014

Affordable Greenhouses: Improving Livelihoods while Fostering Food Security,” Invited Pitch, World Water Week, Stockholm, Sweden, Sept 2014 (http://www.securingwaterforfood.org/worldhope/)

The Problem with the Potential Solution,” 2013 Discovery-U: Where Genius meets Imagination, November 2013. Transcript (Why Ideas Fail) published in The Penn Stater, Jan 2014

Sustainable Agriculture in Kenya – Mavuuno Greenhouses,” Silver Spring GreenFest: From Awareness to Action for a Sustainable Future, Silver Spring, MD, Oct 2013

Transforming Community Health Workers from Volunteers to Entrepreneurs” JHPIEGO Brown Bag Seminar. Baltimore + Streamed to Country Directors across 60+ countries, Sept 2013

The Kochia Chronicles: Double Disease Burden and Community Health Innovations” Center for Biomedical Innovation and Design (CBID), Johns Hopkins University, Sept 2013

The Double Disease Burden and Community Health Innovations” Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) Seminar, Penn State, Sept 2013

Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship,” Cameroon Christian University, July 2013

Developing Educational and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems to Actualize Social Ventures in Developing Countries,” Lunch Plenary Speaker, 2013 Engineering Sustainability Conference, Pittsburgh, April 2013

“Leveraging University and External Resources to Build Lean and High-Impact Social Entrepreneurial Ecosystems,” 2013 OFC Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar, Atlanta, GA, April 2013

Cross Sector Collaboration to promote sustainable development” The United States-India Relationship in the 21st Century: Challenges for Strategic Leaders; Opportunities for Cross-Sector Collaboration to Promote Sustainable Development, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, March 2013

Choosing a Program: Structures and partners,” Sustainable Vision Connect 2013, NCIIA Annual Meeting, Washington DC, March 2013 (Unpanel with Carl Hammerdorfer)

Strengthening Humanitarian Ventures through Concurrent Research Initiatives” Webinar on Engineering 4 Change, February 2013

Solar Stews and Digital Funerals: Stories from East Africa,” Forum Speech, Bluffton University Arts and Lecture Program, December 2012

Technology-Based Social Ventures in East Africa:  Lessons from the Field,” Ohio Northern University, December 2012

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Private Sector Partnerships,” Africa Collaboration Colloquium, Global Knowledge Initiative / Penn State University, August 2012

We Milked the Rhino! Student ventures that integrate indigenous knowledge to empower communities“, ICIK seminar series, Penn State, February 2012

Student Engagement in Developing Countries: Practical Lessons, Tools, and Resources for Advisers,” Advising for the Global Community, 10th Professional Development Conference on Academic Advising, October 2011

Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Ventures in East Africa,” Lecture Series – Countries of Focus: Kenya and Tanzania, Penn State New Kensington, October 2011

Diversifying Undergraduate Instruction Exploring New Curricular Models for Global Engagement,” Instructional Development Workshop, The Commission on Racial/Ethnic Diversity (CORED), Penn State, September 2011

Convergence and Emergence: Student Contributions to Academic Leadership,” Academic Contributions to Student Leadership Development Conference, Penn State, Sept 2011

eplum Model of Student Engagement: Assessment Results,” Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, Penn State, April 2011

Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship“, Nationally promoted Webinar, Design for the Majority Section, Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA), Feb 2011

Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Program“, National Engineers Week Celebrations, Philips Healthcare, Reedsville, Feb 2011

International Research + Entrepreneurship = Chaos in the Ivory Tower?“, Scholarship and Research Integrity (SARI) Brown Bag Series, Feb 2011

Behind the Scenes: HESE in Kenya“, Keynote Speech, International Education Week, Penn State University, November 2010 (Celebrating 100 years of internationalization at Penn State)

HESE at Penn State:  Let’s Collaborate!” Union College, Schenectady, October 2010

Applying Technology in Developing Nations: A Multi-Year Program“, Plenary Talk, Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Annual Conference, State College, PA, October 2010

Ethical Challenges in Research with Developing Communities“, Scholarship and Research Integrity (SARI) Brown Bag Series, October 2010

Humanitarian Engineering“, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, October 2010

Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship“, ECE Colloquium, Villanova University, March 2010

Social Entrepreneurship and Integrated Engineering Design“, Keynote Presentation, National Engineers Week 2010 Luncheon, Penn State Berks and Berks County Technical Societies, Feb 2010

Cellphones, Social Networks and Development: Stories from Africa“, Annual General Meeting Presentation, United Nations Association of the United States of America, Centre County, Dec 2009

Mashavu: Networked Health Solutions for the Developing World“, Keynote Speech, National Instruments Annual Conference, Austin, August 2009

Mashavu project and Social Entrepreneurship,” Interview by Cornell E-Clips, March 2009

Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship: Opportunities for Bioengineers“, Bioengineering Colloquium, Penn State University, January 2009

Social Entrepreneurship and Indigenous Knowledge“, Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK), Penn State University, October 2008

Social Entrepreneurship“, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Honor Society Annual Banquet, Penn State University, April 2008.

Energy Solutions for Developing Countries“, Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) Annual Conference, Iowa City, Iowa, September 2006.

A Multidisciplinary Service-Learning Model applied in Kenya“, Poster at Conference for Service Learning in Engineering, National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Washington DC, May 2006

How Practical Academic Learning in Community Service Overseas Reflects Our Global Interdependence“, Roundtable at Schreyer Honors College, Penn State University, September 2006

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