Associate Professor of Engineering Communication, Penn State
Author, The Craft of Scientific Presentations
The assertion-evidence approach will transform the way your laboratory or company does scientific presentations. Your presentations will be clearer and more focused. In addition, your engineers, scientists, and managers will not only feel more confident, but project more confidence.
Recent Short Courses and Seminars
Communicating Scientific Research: Oslo (Oct 9-13)
Women Transportation Seminar: Raleigh (Oct 3)
Engineering Ambassadors Network: UConn (Sep 15-17)
Engineering Ambassadors Network: Nebraska (Sep 8-10)
Texas Instruments: Dallas (Aug 8-9)
ASME: Cleveland (Aug 6)
ASME IGTI: Charlotte (Jun 28)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Shanghai, China (May 15-19)
China University of Mining and Technology: Beijing, China (May 10-12)
Northeastern University: Boston (Mar 30)
University of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh (Feb 24)
Texas Instruments: Dallas (Dec 8-9)
Volvo: Greensboro (Oct 28)
Norwegian National Course: Simula Research Lab (Sep 26-30, Part II)
Engineering Ambassadors Network: Penn State (Sep 9-11)
Texas Instruments: Dallas (Aug 9-10)
Texas Instruments: Dallas (July 14-15)
NIOSH: Pittsburgh (July 11)
Penn State Hershey: Hershey Medical Center (June 24)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Shanghai, China (June 13-17)
Asuragen: Austin (May 15-16)
Norwegian National Course: Simula Research Lab (May 9-13, Part I)
NIEHS Seminar: EPA Superfund: Boston (April)
Course for Women Engineers: Texas Instruments, Dallas (April)
Southwest Research Institute: San Antonio (March)
Texas Instruments: Dallas (Dec 14-15)
NIEHS: EPA Superfund: Puerto Rico (Nov 18)
Purdue University: Female Engineering Students (Nov 11)
Simula Research Laboratory Course: Fornebu, Norway (Oct 26-30)
Engineering Ambassador Network: WPI, Worcester (Oct 9-11)
Jess Spoll from Penn State providing one-on-one coaching to Ilse van Herck from the University of Oslo: Norwegian National Course [Photo by Simula/Bård Gudim].
Kelli Lenze from Penn State running a presentation critique session for PhD students at the Norwegian National Course [Photo by Simula/Bård Gudim].
Michael Alley teaching more than 40 researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Pittsburgh.
Michael Alley teaching 45 graduate students from the School of Mechanical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in June. Assisting the course were Penn State engineering students Kate Fertser and Ryan Dill.
Mengyi Zhang presenting during the communicating engineering research course at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In the course, Mengyi worked on a research talk that she will give later this year in Washington D.C.