Posts Tagged 'Presentations'


Calling all UVa SEAS entrepreneurs and innovators!   We are pleased to announce the third annual UVa SEAS Entrepreneurial Concept Competition (ECC) on Wednesday, November 9.   This is an opportunity for engineering students (both grad and undergrad) to pitch a new product, process, or business and win a share of the $5000 in prizes.   The winner of the SEAS ECC will also have the honor of representing the School in the university-competition for the UVa Cup where the top prize is $20,000.

The deadline for submissions to the SEAS ECC is Saturday, October 29 at 12 noon.

Participants:    You may enter as an individual or with a team (see details on web site)

Submissions:   The SEAS contest submission is to be a two-page proposal written as an executive summary (see website listed below for details)

Prizes:              Three awards consisting of $3000, $1500, $500 each

Winner:            Must present to U.Va. Entrepreneurial Cup on November 18, 2011

Website:          (
Dates to Remember:

29 October:    SEAS proposals due

2 November:   SEAS Finalists contacted by email

9 November:   SEAS Competition

18 November: U.Va. Cup Competition

For more information, please contact Letitia Green at or Bernie Carlson at

I Have a Dream: Visions of Engineering in the 21st Century

Location: MEC205, University of Virginia
Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011
Time: 5:00 pm-6:15 pm

Event Description: This panel will feature faculty as well as undergraduate and graduate students, discussing
their visions and ideas for broadening, diversifying, and enhancing the field of engineering in the coming
century, both at the University of Virginia School of Engineering & Applied Science and nationally.  Faculty,
graduate and undergraduate students, and members of the general public are invited to attend.  The panel will
be videotaped, and available for viewing on the UVA iTunes University web site.

Engineering Presentations

Systems and Information Engineering Colloquium

Friday February 5th, 2009

2:00 – 3:15 pm

Olsson 005

 “The Art and Science of Reading, Writing, and Presenting “,  presented by Members of SYS7021, Fall 2009 Class,  School of Engineering and Applied Science University of Virginia

This group of eleven diverse graduate students from the Systems Engineering department discusses the lessons they have learned through critical reading and presenting of seminal research papers from a variety of disciplines. These include strategies for critical reading and writing of technical research papers and techniques for delivering effective presentations. This interactive colloquium will share personal insights and experiences and engage students to evaluate and improve their own research habits and skills.

Everyone is invited!

The Write Stuff

The following is reposted from The Scout Report for January 15, 2010.  From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2010.


Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students

Penn State University provides a great web resource for all engineering and science students with the models, exercises, and advice that it gives for over a half dozen type of documents they will likely encounter in their schooling and eventual professions.  On the left hand side of the homepage visitors will find “Student Resources”, “Instructor Resources”, and links to the “Contributors”, which include “Virginia Tech”, “University of Illinois”, and “Georgia Tech”.  The “Introduction” on the homepage, offers the following basics to consider when starting a paper: “Assessing the Audience”, “Selecting the Format”, and “Crafting the Style”.  Also on the homepage the site gives links to guidance on “Presentations”, “Correspondence”, “Formal Reports”, “Proposals”, “Instructions”, and “Journal Articles”.  The “Design of Presentation Slides”, under the “Presentations” link, demonstrates the use of the assertion-evidence structure for presentation slides, as opposed to the typical PowerPoint template, along with many resources on the left hand side of the page that tout the benefits of that structure. [KMG]

Designing Effective Poster Presentations

Frederick W. Stoss, Associate Librarian for Biological and Environmental Sciences and Mathematics in the Arts and Sciences Libraries of the University at Buffalo, SUNY, offers a guide for those preparing poster sessions for talks, meetings and similar presentations.  Entitled “Poster Presentations – Designing Effective Posters” , this guide  provides an inventory of print and Internet-based resources for guidance and instruction for the presentation of scientific and technical information in the form of a poster presentation.  See:


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