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Seminar speaker guidelines

Thank you for giving a talk in our department, we look forward to your presentation! Below, please find basic information required to publicize your talk as well as a few technical details. Your faculty contact in our department should be able to answer any further questions, or you may wish to contact Mark Cooper, MSE Graduate Studies Coordinator, at 614-292-7280 or e-mail Mark Cooper.

Presenter guidelines

Seminar speakers are asked to give a 40-45 minute presentation followed by time for questions. During Autumn & Spring terms, our Friday talks are scheduled from 3:00-4:00 pm. Following the talk there may be an informal time for questions and conversation with our guest over light refreshments.

Speakers should e-mail the following items to Mark Cooper no less than three weeks prior to the speaking date:

  • speaker's name
  • speaker's title and affiliation
  • abstract title
  • abstract (1-2 paragraphs)
  • bio (1-2 paragraphs--please do not send resume/cv)
  • web site link (if applicable)
  • Images (optional)

Presentation space

Presentations are typically given in room 264 Macquigg Labs. This rectangular room seats 140 and has a sloped seating arrangement. MacQuigg 264 has a ceiling-mounted video/data projection system with an in-room PC. The projection system also accepts laptop video feeds by means of a VGA input (we will supply a male-male VGA cable to connect, please bring any needed video converters). The room contains a sound system with a wireless lavalier mic. 

Media format / input

The PC connected to the projection system described above accepts files on CD or USB memory stick. If a laptop is used, please be sure to bring the necessary connections (laptop video signals are fed via a male-male VGA connection or male-male HDMI).

Recording your talk

Your host may ask that your talk be recorded so that faculty who are unable to attend may review your presentation. The software used, MediaSite, records the computer desktop and the room audio. In order to record your presentation, we ask that you bring your talk on a USB memory stick. Please be sure to include all movie files, etc. associated with your slides. The system in use is a desktop PC running PowerPoint 2013.

Alternately, a speaker may use his/her personal laptop and we will record audio-only. We would ask the guest to later send the presentation which we will make available along with the audio file.