TBP Grad Student Speaker Series: Training (for) Better Presentations

WHERE: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building, 1311 EECS show on map

WHEN: May 5, 2018 9:00 am-11:00 amADD TO CALENDAR

TBP Grad Student Speaker Series: Training (for) Better Presentations

**Note change of location**
We are excited to announce the launch of TBP Graduate Student Speaker Series: Training (for) Better Presentations organized by Tau Beta Pi for the College of Engineering, a pilot professional development event funded by the College of Engineering and the Office of Student Affairs.

Training (for) Better Presentations is aimed at providing Michigan Engineering graduate students the opportunity to enhance their scientific communication skills, so they can learn to effectively convey the "big picture" value of their research to a diverse audience. It also aims to engage a dialog of science and engineering research among graduate students across the entire College of Engineering.

Intended as "teaching through practice" event, each session is structured to have student speakers (2-3 per session) make a timed (15-20 min) presentation on their graduate research to a broad engineering audience and a communications expert panel (3-4 panelists). Our expert panelists will provide constructive feedback to the speakers (and the audience), highlighting the positive aspects of each presentation and also indicating opportunities for improvement. This structure will allow for the speakers to receive specific feedback on their communication skills, while also providing the audience with generalized guidelines for good scientific communication.

Starting mid-February and leading up to June, we will be organizing multiple sessions for this event, and we invite you to participate. The sessions will be held on Saturday mornings (9am - 11am), and will be scheduled to occur once every 2-3 weeks. Breakfast and coffee will be provided!

If you are interested in participating as a speaker, please indicate your availability on the "Speaker sign up" form and the planning committee will follow up with you for scheduling. If you are interested in participating as an audience member, please sign up through our TBP website on the "Audience sign up" link. Note: you be prompted to create a guest profile in order to sign-up as an audience member.

We look forward to your participation!