It is important that you as the faculty mentor supervise and approve all work by the student, this also includes the final presentation. The quality of the program depends upon sound advice from mentors on professionalism, public presentations, and discipline-appropriate content.
Mentors are also expected to attend the selected Seminar and will introduce their student and the project. Please ensure that students do not simply read from a paper. Any film clips should be limited in the presentation, such that the presentation is composed of the student sharing about the process as well as the product of his/her work.
Most students use a PowerPoint slideshow to present their scholarly work. This may not be appropriate for presentations of creative scholarship (i.e., researched-based artistic, musical, or theatrical productions).
The presentation style and language should be appropriate for a large, general audience from a wide variety of backgrounds.
All disciplines vary in the standard presentation style; however, for the purposes of the Seminars, we ask that you present your work in a way that will:
Presenters usually have about 20 minutes to give an oral presentation. This typically consists of a presentation of about 15 minutes and 5 minutes for questions. Review the archive of abstracts from previous presentations here.
A CURS member will lead the series and introduce each faculty mentor. Mentors should be present to introduce student presenter(s). Presenters may describe the following components of their work emphasizing what is most important for their discipline. Please keep in mind that the objective of the series is simply to enlighten the campus about the student pre-professional scholarship conducted across campus in all our various disciplines.
Thank you for your participation in the Student Research Seminar Series!