Scientific Talk Writeup Guidelines & Deadline

youretheexpertprogrampg_copyIf you have not yet submitted your summary of the talk or event you attended, please submit your discussion of the event in the form of a review for a department newsletter or community/student newspaper. Your review should clear describe what the event focused on, who the presenter was, how the information pertains to Biology topics we have covered (wether directly or indirectly) and why the talk was or wasn’t valuable. Your review should be like all good reviews: coherent, clear and engaging; no bullet points (unless judiciously used), no copying of event description text from a website or flyer (you may of course quote the speaker). 

For example, if you were writing your review for our Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, you might provide an overview of the event that highlights key points (i.e. speaker’s background, research presented, etc.), then mention how it connects to Biology topics covered in your classes or in our Division and finally give your opinion on whether events like the one you attended would be valuable to future students. Additional things you might consider including: interesting questions posed to the speaker during the Q&A, shifts in your perspective made possible by the something the speaker mentioned, connections to other scientific topics or global issues.

Submit via email to the usual address with the subject line “Scientific Event Review” by 5pm on May 9th.

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