Great Talks for a General Audience: Coached Presentations by Graduate Students
Saturday, July 29, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Boulevard A / Boulevard B / Boulevard C
Presenters in this session must be graduate students. While many graduate students will be asked to give a lecture to an audience consisting of undergraduates and non-mathematicians (possibly as part of a job interview), most students do not have much experience talking to a non-research audience. This session gives graduate students the opportunity to give a 20-minute talk aimed at an undergraduate audience (speakers should assume the audience has been only exposed to calculus and possibly some linear algebra). Both the talks and abstracts should be designed to excite a wide range of undergraduates about mathematics. All participants in this session will receive private feedback on their presentations from an established faculty member and an undergraduate student. Contact a session organizer for help writing an abstract or preparing your talk for a general audience. Optional Q&A sessions with the organizers will be held at MathFest for presenters to receive feedback on their talks. Graduate student participants in this session should also attend the graduate student workshop (What’s the Story?). Before MathFest, graduate students will also be coached on their abstract. Interested students should submit an abstract to MathFest under "GRADUATE STUDENT PAPERS (GSP)." The deadline is June 2, 2017 and travel funding may be available.