Background & Events

Cooking in Sunshine

Public Lecture Series with the Math and Science Center

April 18, 6:00pm

Reich College of Education, Rom 124

Appalachian State University,

Boone, NC

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8th International Conference on Food Studies.

Oct 25-26, 2018

Vancouver, BC

Presenting research on the thermodynamics of skillet material

Community FEaST 2018

Sanford Mall, Appalachian State Univeristy, October 16, 2018

Event Coordinator - Please reach out for details, we'd love to have you around our table!

Science Cafe - North Carolina Museum of Natural Science,

The Physics of Solar Cooking

Raleigh, NC

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6 pm

TEDx Appalachian State University

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 2 pm

Community Food Systems Conference, Hosted by New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

December 6-7, 2017, Boston, MA

Speaker hosting a workshop as part of the AppalFRESH Collaborative

Cooking with the sun in the Valle!

Solar Cooking outreach event at Valle Crucis Community Park

August 16, 2017, 11:00am

Everyone is welcome for this hands-on exploration of solar cooking strategies the week before the total solar eclipse in the US on August 21!

Earth Tones - A concert and solar outreach event on Duck Pond Field to celebrate Earth Day at Appalachian State University!

April 21, 2017, 1:00 - 5:00pm

Food for Thought Lecture Series

Boone, NC

Appalachian State University Campus, Roess Dining Hall

April 4, 2017, 6 pm

Science Cafe - North Carolina Museum of Natural Science,

Raleigh, NC

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6 pm

Public Workshop for Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture

Boone, NC

April 5, 2016

12 pm

Science Cafe - North Carolina Museum of Natural Science,

Raleigh, NC

Thursday, May 5, 2015, 6 pm

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PhysCon

I will be hosting two hands-on workshops at this physics conference

November 15-16, 2019

Providence, RI

Food Physics - Cooking Up a Global Climate Change Solution

Community FEaST 2019

Sanford Mall, Appalachian State University, October 22, 2019

Event Coordinator

International Physics College Course Lead Instructor: Sustainable Food and Renewable Energy in Florence, Italy

Including culinary classes, bike tours in Tuscany and a visit to a hydroelectric power plant.

May 13-20, 2019

Cooking on Sunshine

Public Lecture Series with the Math and Science Center

April 18, 6:00pm

Reich College of Education, Rom 124

Appalachian State University,

Boone, NC

8th International Conference on Food Studies.

Oct 25-26, 2018

Vancouver, BC

Presenting research on the thermodynamics of skillet material

Community FEaST 2018

Sanford Mall, Appalachian State University, October 16, 2018

Event Coordinator

Science Cafe - North Carolina Museum of Natural Science,

The Physics of Solar Cooking

Raleigh, NC

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6 pm

TEDx Appalachian State University

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 2 pm

Community Food Systems Conference, Hosted by New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

December 6-7, 2017, Boston, MA

Speaker hosting a workshop as part of the AppalFRESH Collaborative

Cooking with the sun in the Valle!

Solar Cooking outreach event at Valle Crucis Community Park

August 16, 2017, 11:00am

Everyone is welcome for this hands-on exploration of solar cooking strategies the week before the total solar eclipse in the US on August 21!

Earth Tones - A concert and solar outreach event on Duck Pond Field to celebrate Earth Day at Appalachian State University!

April 21, 2017, 1:00 - 5:00pm

Food for Thought Lecture Series

Boone, NC

Appalachian State University Campus, Roess Dining Hall

April 4, 2017, 6 pm

Science Cafe - North Carolina Museum of Natural Science,

Raleigh, NC

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6 pm

Public Workshop for Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture

Boone, NC

April 5, 2016

12 pm

Science Cafe - North Carolina Museum of Natural Science,

Raleigh, NC

Thursday, May 5, 2015, 6 pm

My Story

 

I am a scientist, engineer and food enthusiast.  I am passionate about transforming our food system in a way that is more responsible to our earth, our health and our communities.  I truly believe that this transformation must begin by reclaiming the joy of cooking so that we can incorporate ingredients that are more responsibly sourced and are healthier.  By understanding some basic thermodynamic principles, we can make more intelligent cooking tool purchases and use better cooking techniques so that we enjoy our cooking experience.

I have a bachelors degree in physics and a masters degree in mechanical engineering.   I worked in the energy sector as a registered thermodynamic design and test engineer for 17 years. For the past 11 years I have been teaching and performing research on energy efficient food in the physics and astronomy department at Appalachian State University.

I invite you to learn with me and welcome others to your table to discuss a transformation of our food system over delicious, energy-efficiently cooked meals.

I would love to visit your conference, club, university, food or science event to talk about these critical topics.  Please reach out via my contact information!