Manuscript Reviews

Tissue and Cell; Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical; Proceedings of the Royal Society B; Journal of Experimental Biology; Bioinspiration & Biomimetics; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; Journal of Morphology; Functional Ecology; ACS Nano; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces; “Contamination Mitigation Polymeric Coatings for Extreme Environments” (book); eLife; Journal of Insect Science; Friction

Conference Organization
2015-18 Co-chair, Biological and Bio-inspired adhesives session, Adhesion Society Annual Meeting
2015-18 Co-chair/Developer, Women’s networking social, Adhesion Society Annual Meeting
2016 Co-chair, Adhesion and robotics session, Adhesion Society Annual Meeting
2015 Co-organizer, Wastestock: converting waste streams into resources, Louisville, KY
2015 Symposium Organizer, Biomimicry: how does nature inspire technology?, Louisville, KY
2015 Session Moderator, Adhesion, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting

Professional Development and Involvement
2017-pres. Immediate Past Chair, Bioadhesion Division, Adhesion Society
2016-2017 Chair, Bioadhesion Division, Adhesion Society (co-developed division)
2015 & 2011 Participant, Biomimicry Education Summit, The Biomimicry Institute
2012 Participant, Backyard Biomimicry Workshop, The Biomimicry Institute

Outreach Presentations
2017 Stark, A. Y. Stuck on you: exploring biological attachment and its applications in the world around us. Teen science day. Louisville Zoo, Louisville, KY

2015 Walker, C. S., R. L. Ethington & A. Y. Stark. Ants on the move. Four day 4th grade science lesson on functional morphology and biomimicry. St. Matthews Elementary, Louisville, KY

2014 Stark, A. Y. Geckos and biomimicry: how can geckos help us? Oral presentation in aid of earning “Animal Helpers Badge”, Girl Scouts of NE Ohio Cadette Troop #90115

2013 Stark, A. Y. The effect of water on the gecko adhesive system. Watters Science Seminar Speaker, Lakewood High School, Cleveland, OH

2013 & 2012 Stark, A. Y. Geckos and biomimicry. Honors College Colloquium Speaker, University of Akron, OH

2011 Stark, A. Y. The gecko adhesive system: implications and applications. Oral presentation, STEM High School Student Orientation, University of Akron, OH

2009 Stark, A. Y. Geckos, spiders and polymers! Demonstration, Polymer Family Night (grades 6-8), Our Lady of the Elms Girls School, Akron, OH