|Date/Room||Speaker(s) / Topic|
|9/14 - Clark 509||Planning Meeting|
|9/21 - Clark 181||Hans Schouten: "How Not to Give a Bad Talk" -|
A demonstration and discussion of scientific presentation skills.
|9/28 - Clark 181||class discussion - "Ethical Challenges in Science"|
|10/5 - Clark 509||Matt Jackson|
"Holocene loess deposition in Iceland: Evidence against long-term AO/NAO modulated climate change"
"Tracing nitrogen in volatiles from the Nicaraguan volcanic front"
|10/12 - Clark 509||Jon Woodruff|
"Mechanisms of sediment trapping in the lower Hudson River estuary"
WHOI Postdoctoral Fellow
"Obliquity pacing of the glacial cycles"
|10/19 - Clark 509||Katherine Joyce, WHOI Graphic Services|
"Graphics: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why"
|10/27 - 14N-417||Scientific Writing Seminar with JANE DUNPHY,|
Director of English Language Studies and Lecturer in Communications, MIT
The Seminar will be held at MIT, 3:30-5:00 PM, MIT 14N-417
|11/2 - Clark 509||Caleb Mills|
"Energy Spectrometer Design Study for the NLC Extraction Line "
MIT/WHOI Doctoral Candidate
"10,689 Abstracts in 5 Days: Tips for surviving your first Fall AGU"
|11/9 - Clark 181||Chris Waters|
"Process-driven chemical variability in continental mafic magmas: Evidence from melt inclusions in lavas of Turkana, Kenya"
WHOI Postdoctoral Scholar
"Submarine lava flows: The (other) quantum event of crustal accretion"
|11/16 - Clark 509||Andrea Llenos|
"Seismic slip on the Gofar transform fault: Surface wave analysis of a 2002 earthquake sequence"
|11/23 - Clark 509||class discussion - "Scientific Publication Practices"|
|11/30 - Clark 509||AGU-style talks (3):
|12/7 - Clark 509||AGU-style talks (3):
|12/14||Exam Week - no class|
For your first seminar presentation, prepare a 25- to 30-minute talk. This leaves time for scientific discussion and constructive criticism of your presentation style and graphics. Remember to appoint one of your colleagues to introduce you and to lead the question and answer period following the talk. Hosts should also be prepared to respond to any technical needs that arise for the speaker.
For AGU-style talks you are allotted 15 minutes, which includes 5 minutes for questions and changeover to the next speaker. Practice your presentation so that you can finish in 10 minutes. We will hold you to the allotted time. One overhead projector and one computer projector will be available. For AGU oral presentation guidelines, click on "Oral session guidelines" here. If you opt to have us critique a poster, you may want to review the AGU "Poster session guidelines" at the same URL.
ABSTRACTS are REQUIRED for both presentations. These must be mailed to the class on or before the Friday preceding your talk.