We have received several questions asking for more clarification about the Rapid Fire sessions at WE12; therefore, we have extended the deadline for researchers to submit abstracts to Monday, 17th September 2012. Please complete the abstract proposal and application form HERE or copy and paste the following link into your browser:
RAPID FIRE SESSIONS:
Sustainability, health, vulnerability and joy of living all are human concerns facing grand challenges awaiting engineering solutions. As graduate student researchers, we are at the forefront of developing these needed solutions. We are often asked the question — what is your research?
The goal of the Rapid Fire sessions is for graduate students to present their research to a diverse audience within a 5 minute time limit. Participants are able to use any presentation format that they feel best conveys their work. The presentation should convey to the audience the answer to the question of why is your research important and how does it relate to the grand engineering challenges we face this century. The presentations will be reviewed on style and delivery and the presenters will be provided feedback by the audience and a panel of professionals. This is a rare opportunity to get feedback on all the hidden quirks and ticks we all unknowingly have when we present.
The Rapid Fire is a great chance for graduate students to share their research with other SWE members both in academia and industry. Talking about your research with a diverse audience is useful practice for graduate student job interviewing. Remember to convey enough information to convince the audience of the research’s importance, but do not drown them in jargon.
Topics of Session 1:
(1) Energy and Sustainability
(2) Global Growth, Development, and Resource Management
Topics of Session 2:
(1) Bioscience, Biotechnology, & Biomedicine
(2) Enabling Technologies and Education
These topics are intentionally broad and are those set by the National Academies as being the current engineering Grand Challenges. Think about how to link your research to these topics before submitting an abstract.
We are very excited to learn about all the amazing research being conducted by the SWE graduate community!
Please complete the abstract proposal and application form HERE or copy and paste the following link into your browser:
Feel free to email any questions to Katherine Alfredo (firstname.lastname@example.org).
FY12 Graduate Programming Coordinator
FY13 Graduate Programming Coordinator