TechTalks 2016: Take One

By Allison Mills | Published

Two slides. Two Minutes. 13 researchers. We learned a lot in under a half hour at the university's first TechTalks, part of an ongoing series in the Michigan Tech Research Forum.

Connecting to faculty across campus requires community, good communication, and a timer. Speaking succinctly about research is a tough skill to learn, but our presenters showed it's not only possible—it's fun, it's informative, and it might help a future collaborator get the gist of new projects.

The researchers presenting spanned many fields, from acoustics engineering to mental health cognitive science to biomaterials forestry. But they all shared something in common: a commitment to their research and a willingness to share it.

Join us for the next round of TechTalks on December 1 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom B.

TechTalks 2016: Take One

Two slides. Two Minutes. 13 researchers. We learned a lot in under a half hour at the university's first TechTalks, part of an ongoing series in the Michigan Tech Research Forum. The following are highlights from the event.

Dessert first...

Here's what all our speakers took home: an engraved glass and 3-D printed outline of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Being a good speaker has material benefits. And many, many intangible ones

The TechTalks event is all about making connections. Interdisciplinary is our MO at Michigan Tech and learning about other researchers' work is a key part. No one could write a thesis after the presentations, of course, but it's enough to spark ideas and plant seeds. Hopefully, that leads to powerful proposals, getting the dirt on new techniques, and a new way to walk the talk of research.


Ready, Set, Go!

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.