On Tuesdays from 11:30am-12:30pm, during the months of June, July, and August, UR SPIE will be hosting a weekly Summer Colloquium during which 1-2 students can present their research to a group of their peers. Any student in any department that does research involving light is welcome to present! But, in order for this to happen, we need commitments from speakers.
Speakers have the option of signing up for a long talk (~30-45 min) or a short talk (~20 min). You can talk about research you have completed, research you are currently working on, or research you plan to do in the future. We do not want to limit these talks to only mature research. If you have a problem and would like to an audience to talk about it to, this can be your forum.
What’s in it for you, as speakers? Not only will it give you valuable experience giving a presentation in front of an audience, but you will also be rewarded with the insights and suggestions from your peers. And if that isn’t enough, $50 prizes will be awarded to our top two speakers at our general interest meeting in September, with the two runner-ups receiving an SPIE field guide.
If you are interested in giving a talk this summer, please reply to this email [urspie@GMAIL.COM] with a few things:
1. Your preferred dates to give your talk (between June 24 – August 19)
2. A short abstract of the topic you will be talking about (and preferably a title)
3. Whether it will be a long talk or a short talk
We look forward to hearing from you!