Lectures & Residencies

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2018

Featured Speaker – National Art Education Associate Conference, Seattle, WA

2017

Artist in Residence – Carolinas Healthcare System Artist in Residence, The McColl Center for Art, Charlotte, NC

Artist Talk – Science Center, Philadelphia, PA

Women Who Make a Difference Speaker Series, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Washington, DC

Education Innovation: Building Cultures of Creativity, 2017 National Coalition of Girls School Conference, Washington, DC

Lyceum Lecture, Annandale Campus, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA

A video about Rebecca’s artist residency at The McColl Center of Art:

2016

Keynote Speaker – Design Science Symposium, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Artist in Residence – Sponsored by MLC School, Sydney, Australia

Artist in Residence – Sponsored by the Arts Council of Fairfax County, VA

Keynote Speaker – Alliance of Girls Schools Australasia Biennial Educators Conference, Brisbane, Australia

Featured Speaker – Global Forum, National Coalition of Girls Schools, New York, NY

Artist in Residence – Sponsored by Bullis School, Potomac, MD

Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA

Complexity Systems Group, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Honors Program – Alexandria Campus, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA

Keynote Address – The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

Keynote Address – Emma Willard School, Troy, NY

Agnes Irwin School, Rosemont, PA

TC Williams High School, Alexandria, VA –  Nifty-Fifty Speaker, USA Science and Engineering Festival

2015

MLC School, Sydney Australia

Arlington Economic Development Lecture Series, Arlington, VA

TEDx Lecture, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

Science Education Seminar – Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University

Sun Valley Center for the Arts – Ketchum, Idaho

Featured Speaker – National Coalition for Girls’ Schools Conference, Richmond, VA

A Nifty Fifty Speaker – USA Science and Engineering Festival

Loudoun School for the Gifted, Ashburn, VA

Madeira School, Great Falls, VA

Art / Science Lecture / Workshop:
Marblehead High School- Marblehead, MA
Cooper Middle School, McLean, VA
Langley High School, McLean, VA
Falls Church High School, Falls Church, VA
Oakton High School, Oakton, VA

Symposium Speaker – 2015

Cajal Symposium, NINDS / National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Invited Seminar Participant – 2015

Salzburg Global Seminar – Salzburg, Austria
Topic: The Neuroscience of Art: Sources of Innovation and Creativity

2014

Medical Museum Science Cafe, The National Museum of Health and Medicine – click to see a poster for the event.

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Art Exhibition and Residency Lecture, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Physics / Astronomy Seminar, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

STEM to STEAM Lecture / Workshop, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA

Parks and People Foundation, Baltimore, MD

Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, VA

Brain Awareness Week, The National Museum of Health and Medicine

STEM to STEAM,  Loudoun Country Day School, Loudoun, VA

2013

Science Education Seminar – Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University

Terrascope Program – MIT

Honors Program – Randolph Macon College

Entertaining Science Series, Cornelia Street Cafe, New York City

Nifty Fifty Speaker Lecture, USA Science and Engineering Festival

Keynote Speaker, VA Art Education Association Fall Conference

World Intellectual Property Day- US Patent and Trademark Office

Keynote Speaker, Virginia’s Collegiate Honors Seminar Annual Meeting

Faculty STEAM Group- Fairfax High School- 2013

Keynote Speaker, VA Association of Museums (VAM) Annual Meeting

Cajal Neuroscience Institute, Madrid, Spain

Krasnow Neuroscience Institute, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

New Horizon’s Technology and Education Conference- Roanoke, VA

US Patient and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA

2012

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Focus on the Fellows, The Eye Institute, NIH

Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, VA

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/ NIH

Patterns in Art and Science Lecture- NINDS Art Challenge- NIH

Native American Science Intern Lecture- NINDS/NIH

Lecture and Panel with Neuroscientists about Creativity and Innovation in Art and Science- NINDS/NIH

Department of Medical Arts / NIH

National Eye Institute- NIH

Making the Invisible, Visible – NINDS/NIH

Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Professional Practices, VA Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Visual Sound, VA Tech, Blacksburg, VA

TEDx Lecture- Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library, Christianburg, VA

LASER (Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous) University of San Francisco

2011

Harvard / Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University

SERMACS 2011: Charting Chemical Connections, ACS Regional Meeting

DASER (DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous) National Academy of Science

DC Science Cafe

National Institute of Health

Virginia Library Association Conference-Keynote Speaker–Portsmouth, VA

New Horizons Conference-Roanoke, VA

American Philosophical Society–Friends of the Library Lecture

2010

Science Symposium-Northern Virginia Community College

2009

Center for Consciousness and Transformation, George Mason University

2008

American Philosophical Society Library, Philadelphia, PA

2005

American Center for Physics, College Park, MD

1999

US Embassy, Cairo, Egypt

Gezira Art Center, Cairo, Egypt

1995

Association of University Women, Arlington, VA

1993

Virginia Association of Museums Conference, Charlottesville, VA

1987

Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Research Institute, Shanghai, China

Central Institute of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

Sichuan Urban Sculpture Planning Office, Chengdu, China

China Artist Association, Shanghai, China

1985

Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Research Institute, Shanghai, China

Central Institute of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

Symposium Panel Speaker

2012

The Creative Mind – Brown University/Rhode Island School of Design

Transforming STEM Education – Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA

Chemistry and Art – American Chemical Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

2011

DASER Panel – National Academy of Science, Washington, DC

Divining Nature:  A Visual Dialogue between Art and Science, New Horizons Conference, Roanoke-2011

Art and Chemistry – SERMACS 2011 – Richmond, VA

2010

Galileo Gala Science Symposium, Annandale Campus, NOVA

1996

Contemporary Women Sculptors – Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1995

Women in the Arts- Washington Junior League, Washington, DC

1994

Washington Artists – Washington Art Part 2 – National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

1992

Content in Contemporary Abstract Art – Roanoke Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA

Artists Influenced by Other Cultures – Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD

1987

National Sculpture Conference:  Works by Women – Cincinnati, Ohio