During our final exam slot over finals week, each group will give an oral presentation of their proposed research. The objectives of this presentation are to communicate the concrete research problem that your research group is working on and to articulate the specific project you believe your group will undertake in winter and spring.
You are required to attend the whole 3-hour presentation block. There will be two breaks during this time.
The schedule of presentations is here
Presentation General Guidelines
- Your presentation should be NO MORE THAN 8 minutes, plus 2 minutes for questions. (10 minutes total time per group, +1 minute for transition).
- Each member of your group is required to give a part of the presentation.
- You should use appropriate visual aids (slides) in your presentation. Remember the guidelines we went over in class (the slides that we looked at are here) about how to prepare an effective presentation, and what to do (and not to do) in your slides.
- You should PRACTICE your presentation with your whole group more than once to make sure that what you are saying is clear, your timing is OK, etc. Your adviser will likely be in the audience, so make sure you're prepared.
The overall goal of the presentation is for you to communicate:
- A specific research problem your research group is working on, and why it's important and exciting (i.e. what is the problem and why should anyone care?).
- The specific project that you will undertake in winter and spring and how it fits into the general research area and previous solutions to this problem.
- Your proposed plan for implementation and evaluation of your approach.
You should organize your presentation with sections that roughly follow the three bullet points above. It's up to you to decide who will present what content.
The rubric for how your presentation will be graded can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lZ3cRz3u5Yvho3RTi5L81AfCqK2UpDmCusLa4058rwI/edit?usp=sharing