Selected Presentations – Olsen

Presentations at Professional Meetings, Conferences & Forums, Colleges & Universities, and Government Agencies

January 20-21, 2015 International Water Summit: Moderator of Panel entitled Rain Enhancement as a Strategic Approach in Supporting Water Security; and Panel entitled Rain Enhancement Science: Global Perspective on research and innovation in the industry, Abu Dhabi, UAE

September 25-28, 2015 Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroScience (BRAINS) National Symposium. Selected panelist/participant. Bainbridge, WA

July 27, 2014 8th International Conference on Hormones, Brain and Behavior in honor of the Official retirement of Jacques Balthazart, University of Liege, Reflections on the International Conferences on Hormones, Brain and Behavior: From Bielefeld to Liege, Liege, BG

June 4, 2014 University of California, Irvine: Professional Development Seminar Series, Anteater Extraordinaire-(their title!),” Irvine, CA

May 7, 2014 ARCS Metropolitan Washington Chapter: Driving Innovation and Competitiveness with a STEM-educated Workforce, Panel member with Dr. France A. Cordova, Hon. Deborah L. Wince-Smith, Dr. Lisa Porter and Dr. Ray O. Johnson (Moderator), Washington, DC

April 25, 2014 The National Academies “Board on International Scientific Organizations”: Special guest to provide overview of external review of the International Council for Science (ICSU), Washington, DC

February 4, 2014 University of Notre Dame: Lecturer for Seminar Class, Science Policy Ethics: Guiding Science through Regulation of Research and Funding, Federal Science Policy: 101, South Bend, IN

January 29, 2014 47th Annual Winter Conference on Brain Research: Panelist for Neuroscience is looking for a few good brains: Funding neuroscience research and training in difficult times.” Steamboat Springs, CO

December 4, 2013  2013 Neuropolicy Speaker Series: History of Neuroscience Policy: What have we learned?” AAAS, Washington, DC

November 11, 2013 Society for Neuroscience: Workshop on “Tackling Bias: Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Faculty”, co-organized with Dr. Jill Becker and Dr. Anne Etgen and presented, San Diego, CA

October 25, 2013 The National Academies “Board on Life Sciences” in the Division of Earth and Life Studies: Special guest to provide remarks and discuss potential neuroscience projects for BLS and partners, Washington, DC

October 2, 2013 Leadership California: Research-A Fundamental Economic Driver, Sponsored by Wells Fargo, Panelist and Speaker, Washington, DC

August 24, 2013 Korea University: The Future of Science and Technology: Korea-U.S. Research Collaboration Opportunities, Seoul, KR

August 23, 2014 Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI): The Future of Science and Technology: Korea-U.S. Basic Science and National Competitiveness, Seoul, KR

November 18, 2013 Korea-US Science Cooperation Center (KUSCO) 2nd Workshop for R&D Program/Project Managers of Korean Universities and Research Institutes: Globalization of Science, Technology & Innovation, Vienna, VA

September 26, 2011 Women in World Neuroscience (WWN) of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)

Workshop on “Roadmap for Addressing Sex Differences in Pain Management” Co-organized with Dr. E. Edwards (NIH) and Dr. R. Silver, (Columbia Univ), Barnard College, NY, NY

September 21, 2011 University of Minnesota Graduate Program in Neuroscience Colloquium, Invited Presentation

“Understanding Science Policy or Not!” (Also presented at UMINN Graduate Student’s Broad Impact Session on Women in Science), Minneapolis, MN

September 8-9, 2011 Coastal Carolina University, Women in Philanthropy and Leadership Group luncheon speaker

“Unconscious Bias: Why Gender Still Matters”and“Grants: Everything you wanted to know and more,” An informal grant-writing presentation/discussion – helpful hints from 20 years of experience in federal government, Conway, SC

June 23, 2011 Institute of Medicine’s Board on Health Sciences Policy: Dialogue with Sponsors, Invited presentation at a mini-retreat to provide perspective on the activities of the board, Washington, DC

June 10, 2011 Invited Presentation, Lessons Learned: Understanding the Federal R&D Enterprise, UC-Irvine

February 20, 2011 Symposia on “Molecules to Mind: Challenges for the 21st Century”: Neurotechnology: Integration of Neuroscience, Engineering, Computer and Physical Sciences, AAAS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

October 19, 2010 International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) Workshop on Value of Research Intensive Universities “Does Society need Research Intensive Universities and Why?” ETH, Zurich, CH

October 16, 2010 British-North American Committee (BNAC) 84th Meeting “Brain Drain: The Dangers of Budget Cuts to Science,” Washington, DC

June 25, 2010 The Ohio State University 2010 Life Sciences and Chemistry Career Day “After the Ph.D: Where can I be?,” Columbus, OH

October 21, 2009 Women in Astronomy & Space Science: Meeting the Challenges of an Increasingly Diverse Work Force “Women in Science and Engineering: Exploring what A-MAZES Us,” Adelphi, MD

September 15, 2009 Swedish EU Presidency: Mini Seminar on the Mid-term Review of the European Research Councils Structures and Mechanisms “The U.S. Case” (only American who spoke), Brussels, BG

June 11, 2009 University of Chicago:The Ph.D.: Now What? (Grants and Careers),Sponsored by the Biological Sciences Divisions Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, Chicago, IL

June 1, 2009 Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology (MEXT) on behalf of the 20th Anniversary of Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP): Panel on Frontiers – Where next?, Tokyo, JP

April 20, 2009 Buck County Community College Career Presentation for Faculty, Students and High School Students, Newtown, PA

January 2009 Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN): Kick-off speaker for Women and Science/Technology Policy Seminar, Washington, DC

November 2008 European Research Funding Organization, invited speaker and panelist: Course on Peer Review in Theory and Practice, Ronzano, Bologna, IT

April 6, 2007 Miller Center Forum at University of Virginia, invited speaker “Science Policy 101: Building Our Future,” Charlottesville, VA

April 2007 Space Weather Enterprise Forum, invited evening speaker “National Science Foundation: Pioneering Space Weather Research,” National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC

March 3, 2007 Association of Medical School Neuroscience Department Chairs Annual Meeting, invited speaker “Progressive Pursuits to Prevent Professional Paresis Or: Fostering the Phantasmagorical Future of Neuroscience,” Dana Point, CA

March 2007 American Astronautical Society 2007 Goddard Memorial Symposium, invited speaker “NSF: The Other Space Agency,” Greenbelt, MD

February 24, 2007 Connecticut State University Systems “Top 10 Reasons Not to Get a Grant,” Danbury, CT

October 31, 2005 The Norwegian Research & Technology Forum in the United States and Canada: Transatlantic Co-operation and Competition in Research, Innovation and Higher Education “Working Together: U.S.-Norway Cooperation in Science and Education,” Washington, DC

April 17, 2005 Palmetto Biotechnology Alliance Right Conference, invited speaker “Federal governments role in supporting the Biotechnology Industry,” Hilton Head, SC

November 12, 2004 Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Symposium on Science and Technology for Society: Creating New Relationships, invited speaker “Human Resources for Science & Technology: An U.S. Perspective” (Abstract), Tokyo, JP

April 26, 2004 National Institutes of Health Symposium on A Decade of Neuroscience Informatics: Looking Ahead, invited speaker, “A Continual Explosion of Data,” Bethesda, MD

September 23, 2003 Gordon Research Conference: Global Aspects of Technology Transfer: Biotechnology, invited speaker: “United States Policy Perspective: Technology Transfer and Technology Transfer in Developing Countries,” Big Sky, MT

March 10-13, 2002 Association of American Universities (AAU), invited speaker, “Federal Science Policy: A Perspective from Inside the Beltway,” Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

November 12-13, 2001 European Commission Research-Directorate General Sponsored International Meeting ofBest Practices in Evaluation of Research in Public Institutes and Universities, invited speaker, “Evaluating Research at U.S. Federal Laboratories – or, Peer Review, Peer Review, Peer Review,” Brussels, BE

April 16, 2001 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, seminar series speaker, “Federal Science Policy: A Perspective from Inside the Beltway” (Part of the Center for Advanced Study Seminar Series on
Defining Values for Research and Technology – The University’s Changing Role), Urbana, IL

February 18, 2000American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2000 Annual meeting and Science Innovation Exposition panelist, “Looking Beyond Earth – Biology at NASA,” Washington, DC

December 14, 1992 Goddard Space Flight Center Engineering Colloquia, invited speaker in the 1992 fall series, “Sex Differences in the Brain: Good Science, Bad Science,” Greenbelt, MD

Recent Keynote/Plenary Addresses

May 1, 2015 2015 National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP), Keynote: Some Assembly Required: Building Success in R&D Partnership;(other Keynote speakers: Sylvester James Gates, JR, UMD; Hunter Rawlings 111, President of AAU), Bethesda, MD

November 13, 2014 Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Professional Development and Career Fair for Biomedical Scientists: Transforming your Bioscience PhD into Decades of Diverse Opportunities, Charleston, SC

October 23, 2014 ARCS Foundation (Achievement Awards for College Scientist) Portland Chapter: A Panoramic Perspective on Science Policy, Luncheon speaker, Portland OR

May 18, 2014 6th Annual Conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Research Careers: Plenary 1V: “Federal Policy and the Interventions Community, with Dr. Clifton A. Poodry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Baltimore, MD

April 8, 2014 AIEA Forum- Developing Institutional Strategies for Growing Global Research, Keynote Speaker, “Growing Global Research: Two Takes on the TOP 10,” University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

August 22, 2013 International Conference of Women Scientists and Engineering (BIEN2013)- Korean Women’s Leadership in Science and Engineering and Future, Plenary Speaker, “Success in Science: Wisdom for Winning,” Seoul, KR

September 8, 2011 Coastal Carolina University HTC sponsored Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series, “A Life in Science: from High Calling to Low Comedy,” Conway, SC

September 28-29, 2010 University of North Dakota’s R&D Showcase, Global Challenges, Local Solutions: A Winning Formula, Grand Forks, ND

July 26, 2010 Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) – “Examining Core Elements of International Research Collaboration: A Workshop”: Internationalization/Globalization of Higher Education, Washington, DC

July 5, 2010 Forum of European Neuroscience (FED) Social sponsored by International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Women in World Neuroscience: Women in Neuroscience: Never say Die!, Amsterdam, NL

May 18, 2010 National Institutes of Health, NIH Career Symposium 2010: The PhD/MD – Now What et al.?, Bethesda, MD

March 10, 2010 The National Postdoctoral Association: National Summit on Gender and the Postdoctorate, Philadelphia, PA

November 21, 2009 Moroccan Fulbright Alumni Association (MFAA) 2009 Annual Conference on Research & Technology for Economic Development in Morocco: Innovation in Science & Technology: Whats Needed for Success?, Rabat, MA

April 27, 2007 Office of Navel Research (ONR), Womens History Month guest speaker: Can we talk? Coordinating Science and Technology Inside the Federal Government, Arlington, VA

October 2008 Norwegian Science Week, 2008 luncheon speaker: Science and Education in the 21st Century: Samarbeid Innen Forskning, Washington, DC

September 8, 2008 INCF 1st Congress of Neuroinformatics special presentation: Neuroinformatics: Past Contributions, Current Challenges, and Future Possibilities, Stockholm, SE

August 2008 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society plenary lecture: Neurotech: Connecting the Engineering and Physical Sciences with Life Sciences, Vancouver, Canada

March 2008 Jackson State University and Mississippi State University research forum luncheon speaker: EPSCoR Research: Building Competitive Capacity, Mississippi State, MS

April 2007 National Symposium on the Advancement of Women in Science (sponsored by Women in Science at Harvard-Radcliff), evening speaker: Above and Beyond the Glass Ceiling, Boston, MA

April 22, 2006 IOWA Academy of Science 118th Annual Meeting: Science Policy 101, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA

March 2006 International Technology Educators Association Annual Conference: Living “Smart” in a World with Technology, Baltimore, MD

March 3, 2004 University Parks Conference, luncheon speaker: How Can Research Parks Shape Federal Science & Technology Policy?, Washington, DC

October 7, 2002 European Union Presidency (Danish) Research Forum, only U.S. invitee: Towards an European Research Area: “Do we need a European Research Council? Presentation on The American Research Arena, Copenhagen, DK

March 28, 2002 National Science Teachers Association, Middle Level luncheon speaker: Students are from Venus, Teachers are from Mars, San Diego, CA

Commencement Addresses

December 18, 2010 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD

June 12, 2009 The University of Chicago, Division of Biological Sciences, Chicago, IL

May 15, 2008 The University of Arizona, College of Science, Tucson, AZ

Public Lectures

February 27, 2014 Nifty Fifty Speaker as part of the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, Annadale High School, Annadale, VA

July 1, 2009 Kiwanis Club of Arlington: Your BRAIN: From Molecules to Mind, Arlington, VA

June 6, 2006 Café Scientifique: Arlington: Your Phantasmagorical Brain! Arlington, VA

November 10, 2005 NASA Goddard Public Lecture Series on the Making of a Scientist: Images and Reality, Kick-off Speaker for Evening Series on Women & Science focusing on High School Girls: Women in Science: The Immortality Factor, Greenbelt, MD

April 10, 2005 Bruce Museum 2004-2005 Science Lecture Series: Science & Society Science Policy 101: A View from Inside the Beltway, Greenwich, CT


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