As part of the Ishaq lab’s commitment to open-access science, we support and regularly engage in public presentations of research and science. These include public lectures or informal presentations, workshops, K-12 and 4H education and workshops, as well as engaging with media outlets.
Public Talks and Presentations
Note: many of the public outreach events planned in 2020 have been postponed or canceled! We’ll get back out there soon!
- Ishaq, S.L. “Raising feedlot cattle with good microbes in mind” (“Cria y engorda de ganado con buenos microbios en mente”). XXII UANL-Engorda de Bovinos en Corral Symposium. Monterrey, Nuovo Leon, Mexico. October 1, 2019.
Media Interviews, Press
- “City compost programs turn garbage into ‘black gold’ that boosts food security and social justice.” Kristen DeAngelis, Gwynne Mhuireach, Sue Ishaq, The Conversation. June 11, 2020
- Picked up by various news agencies and UMaine news.
- “In Collecting Indigenous Feces, A Slew of Sticky Ethics.” Katherine Wu, Undark, Apr 06, 2020.
- ” UMaine prof: Inequity is creating a gut microbe gap.” Mike Tipping and Ben Chin, Maine People’s Alliance. Dec 20, 2019.
- “Women in Science – Implicit Bias“. Ida Hardin. Dec 13, 2019.
- “Inequity takes a toll on your gut microbes, too.” Sue Ishaq, The Conversation, Dec 4, 2019.
- Picked up various news agencies and UMaine news
- “All people have a right to healthy gut microbes.” Paige Jarreau and Signe Asberg, Lifeapps. Dec 3, 2019.
- “Rich People Have Access to Better Microbes Than Poor People, Researchers Say.” Becky Ferreira, Vice. Nov 26, 2019.
- “Microbiome is a Human Right.” Heather Smith, Sierra. Nov 26, 2019.
- “Life, liberty—and access to microbes?” Press release for Plos Biology. Nov 19, 2019.
- “Study finds season an important factor in soil microbe sampling.” Erin Miller, University of Maine. Nov 6, 2019.
- “cUriOus: Buildings Have Microbiomes, Too!” The Jefferson Exchange with Geoffrey Riley. Mar 8, 2019.
- ” The Great Indoors: Interior Ecology Under the Looking Glass.” Alex Notman, University of Oregon College of Design. Jan 14, 2019.
- ” We’re trying to help change people’s idea of what a scientist looks like.” KMTR, with Kelsey Christensen. Jul 6, 2018.