2-Day workshop on scientific presentation - based on the “NIG Method”

  • 2018-11-27
  • Administrative Staff

2-Day workshop on scientific presentation - based on the “NIG Method”

​● Objectives and Outline
Oral presentation is an integral part of scientific research and serves as an opportunity to disseminate your research to the scientific community. However scientific presentation is not an oral version of your research paper; presentation transmits not only research accomplishments but also valuable information about the presenters themselves: the breadth of their research interests, logical and critical thinking skills, future directions, and personality. To meet these hidden needs of scientific presentation we have developed a new methodology of scientific presentation, based on our experience of making many research presentations as well as attending numerous seminars. This workshop introduces essential elements of this methodology, called the “NIG Method”. NIG Method is aimed not only at nurturing skills to get your message across, but also at improving the quality of your science itself.

This two-day workshop consists of lectures and a “masterclass”. Masterclass session (12/22 morning) is an opportunity to put the theory into practice. Selected 8 participants will make a 10-minute presentation in English to receive advice from instructors and other researchers. If you want to join the presentation, please submit your tentative title and abstract to ntucolsciae@ntu.edu.tw by e-mail with the subject line: NIGmethod2018. The submit deadline is Nov. 30, 2018.

● Target audience
This event is for researchers (graduate students, postdoc, faculty) in nature sciences, and the maximum number of participants is 80.

● Language 
All activities will be conducted in English.

● Speakers -- 日本国立遺伝学研究所 (National Institute of Genetics, Japan)
広海健 (Yasushi Hiromi)
平田 たつみ (Tatsumi Hirata) 
Todd Gorman

● Schedule
12/21 (Fri.) 13:00-16:45
 13:00-14:00: lecture 1 Structure and function of scientific presentation – 広海健
 14:00-15:00: lecture 2 Physiology of scientific presentation – 広海健
 15:00-16:45: lecture 3 English expressions techniques — Why is my speech so hard to understand? –Todd Gorman

12/22 (Sat.) 9:30-16:30
 09:30-12:00: Presentation masterclass –平田 たつみ
 12:00-13:30: Lunch (Reservation required) @Meeting room (R327)
 13:30-14:00: lecture 4 Let’s enjoy the Q&A session –平田 たつみ
 14:00-15:00: Asking questions in English – Todd Gorman
 15:15-15:45: lecture 5 Humor in scientific presentations: its mechanism and implications – 広海健
 15:45-16:30: General Discussion

● Venue
  4A Classroom, Life Science Building, National Taiwan University

● Contact
  Ms. Chou (02)3366-4549
  ntucolsciae@ntu.edu.tw