Keep in mind that the majority of the audience and many of the judges are NOT technically proficient in your field. A number of judges are members of the community, explicitly chosen because they are not scientists. Therefore, it is best to avoid jargon and highly detailed graphs/datasets/etc. Remember, this is your chance to convey the FINDINGS and the MEANING of your reserach. As a general rule of thumb, spend 30-40% of your time/space talking about the history, methods, etc. and the other 60-70% talking about why this research matters.
Grad Blitz Instructions
- PRESENTATIONS MUST BE UPLOADED BY TUESDAY, OCT 20, 2015.
- Prepare a maximum of 3 slides; SAVE THEM AS A .PDF FILE, ONLY. PowerPoint and other file formats are not permitted.
- You may choose not to have any slides.
- We will provide a title slide; do NOT include a title slide as one of your three slides.
- Recommended SLIDE 1: research topic and question.
- Recommended SLIDE 2: methods used to pursue the identified question.
- Recommended SLIDE 3: results and implications.