Science and technology are changing at a pace that humans have never witnessed before. As the next generation of engineers and leaders in our global society, it is crucial that graduate students are able to communicate their research to a broad and diverse audience effectively. With this in mind, the Council of Engineering Graduate Students invites faculty, students, and staff to submit nominations for our 2nd Annual Finish in 5 competition.
This competition recognizes engineering graduate students with outstanding oral communication skills, who have also enhanced the scientific and technical understanding of others. This may include outreach programs, blogging, activity on social media, or contributing to their field of research through conference presentations, seminars and invited speeches.
If selected, students will be challenged to give a 5-minute rapid-fire presentation on their research project. They may use as many slides as they want, but will only have 5 minutes (and not a second more!) to give their presentation. Participants will be speaking in front of their peers and colleagues, but most importantly a panel of faculty judges from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. These judges will rate presentations on clarity, organization, and speaking ability and the winner will receive a cash prize.
“The values of science and the values of democracy are concordant, in many cases indistinguishable!” – Carl Sagan
Nominations will close on February 28th