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Gave an invited talk, "Comprehensive review and strategic planning of a physics department: how to make it work for your program", at the April meeting of the American Physical Society in a session titled "Status of the Effective Practices for Physics Program (EP3) Project" organized by the APS Forum on Education. (April 20, 2020)

Was a Visiting Writer at Massachusetts College of the Liberal Arts for a reading and class visit (March 8, 2022), and he was also a Visiting Writer at Columbia College Chicago, where he gave a reading (March 9, 2022). Both visits were virtual. On March 24, 2022, he appeared virtually at the Associated Writers Conference in Philadelphia, where he presented on the panel “Dear You, Love Me: Queer(ing) as/and Epistolary Form”.

Presented on two panels at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in San Antonio: “Pushing Boundary: Trans and Genderqueer Poets Beyond the Page” and "New and Collected: A Trans/Non-Binary Reading." Samuel was also appointed to be the guest faculty in poetry at the Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Retreat in Los Angeles, CA. (March, 2020)

Aguilar, O. (2023) Was invited to contribute to a special issue of Diálogo on her work examining the Latinx outdoor experience. As a contributor, she was also invited to participate in the Latinx Outdoor Recreation Symposium and Workshop.

Has been selected as the speaker for this year’s Daffodil Lecture on Sustainability and the Environment for the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her talk, “Seeking the Justice in Environmental and Sustainability Work” will premiere March 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Was one of five panelists who spoke on Food Justice and Community Gardening in September hosted by the Women of Color Leadership Network at UMass Amherst in collaboration with the Pioneer Valley Worker’s Center. 

Just completed her two-year position as Chair of the North American Association for Environmental Education’s (NAAEE) Research Symposium, convening the first virtual symposium from October 8-10 in the organization’s history. 

Was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society, "for innovative development of scanning probe techniques to characterize soft materials, study disordered semiconductors, and apply azimuthal magnetic fields to magnetic nanostructured materials; for exceptional mentoring of undergraduate women in physics; and promoting public appreciation of science.” Each year, no more than one half of one percent of the Society’s membership is recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow.  

Has been elected a bye-fellow at Robinson College, the University of Cambridge, for the Easter Term, 2022.

Alexi Arango was invited to speak at the 40th Annual Alumnae Seminar about how current and emerging technologies might counter global warming.