This week, I presented at the psychology department’s first year project talks, a series of talks which were a much bigger deal than I’d anticipated when, months ago, I first heard of them. I created a style of presentation that was relatively new to me: heavy on (hopefully) evocative images, light on words. I was pleased with the results, and will likely use this style again. I’ll include a link to my slide deck below the fold, if you’d like to check it out.
PhD students at the University of Oregon are expected to plan, conduct, and finally report on a research project during their first year of enrollment. For interested students, completion of this work can help lead to a masters degree (and a pay increase!). This year, students from the 2012-2013 cohort reported on their work.
I came to UO this year with a masters from my previous institution, and was fortunate that the department elected to allow that work to stand in as my first year project. This didn’t, however, free me from the responsibility of presenting to the faculty and students as part of the first year project presentations this week. Gah! I presented on Wednesday. The work seemed to be warmly received, and I got a number of great questions afterward.
I’ve attached here a PDF of the slide deck that I used for the talk, if you’re interested in checking it out.