Student Seminar Schedule

2020-2021 Schedule

Monday at Noon in NE 401 Medical Dental Building
What happens at the Student Seminar?


9/7Sri Damera
9/14Homero Cantu
9/21Hassan Aleem
9/28Katie O’Connell


10/5Cameron McKay
10/12Joey Posner
10/19Alan Fowler
10/26Lauren Rosko


11/2Mondona McCann
11/9Nahdia Jones
11/16Shiva Hassanzadeh
11/23Jessica Jacobs
11/30Holly Korthas


12/7Kelly Martin
12/14George Melchor


1/4Hannah Waguespack
1/11C. Agbey, Danna Cunningham, Carolyn Gersham, & Flo Martinez
1/25David Saxon, Madeline Marcelle, Richard Klein, & Sara Dyslin


2/1Andrew Speidell
2/8Joshua McCall
2/22Alison Schug


3/1Plamen Nikolov
3/8Danielle Morency
3/15Ismary Blanco
3/22Phillip Gross
3/29Karli Gilbert


4/12Marissa Laws
4/19Tahiyana Khan
4/26Lillian Chang


5/3Max Stevenson
5/10Dan Chapman
5/17Andrew Wodrich
5/24Neke Nsor


6/7Tyler Ketchabaw
6/14Devin Palmer
6/21Adam Kaminski

What happens at the Student Seminar?

The Student Seminar is a presentation of the work a student has done in their rotations or thesis research. A 10-15 minute talk is given to the IPN after every rotation and a 45-minute seminar is given once a year thereafter on the student’s thesis research. This series of talks provides students the opportunity to learn the elements of preparing and presenting a seminar.

Post-Rotation Student Seminars

Following each of the rotations, students present a short (10-15 minute) talk that summarizes the goal(s) of the research rotation and presents any data acquired. While these talks should be thoughtfully prepared, they are not meant to be the equivalent of regular seminars given by more advanced students.

Most, if not all, of the talk, can be focused around the goals of the rotation, the significance, rationale for these goals, and the experimental approaches used to begin to achieve these goals. There is no expectation that substantial new data will be generated during the rotation. If new data have been generated, the presentation of these data will be most welcome (but not required!). A rough guide for a 10-15 minute talk might be to present 3-9 slides. A template is provided here.

Thesis Student Seminars

In their annual Student Seminar, students are expected to present their thesis research to the program. This talk should be roughly 45 minutes and give an outline of their project, including background, rationale, methods, data collected so far, conclusions, and future directions. We also ask students to highlight scientific rigor in all presentations.  This seminar series gives students the opportunity to learn the elements of preparing and presenting a seminar and the program the opportunity to keep up to date on research being performed in the IPN.

Recommended organization of talks.