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USC Center for Excellence in Research (CER): Final Set of Workshops for the Semester

This week, the USC Center for Excellence in Research (CER) will have its last set of workshops for the semester.  Hopefully you can join in!

Mission Agency Funding-DoD, DoE, NASA
Objective: To identify opportunities, determine funding priorities, prepare applications, and advocate effectively for funding the application.

Presented by: Dr. James Murday, Associate Director, Washington DC Office of Research Advancement

Wednesday, December 5th, 12-2 PM (Lunch provided)
CUB 329 (Credit Union Building, 3720 S. Flower St, 3rd Floor Conference Room)

Mastering Public Presentations (Great and rare opportunity!)
Objective: Learn the tips and tricks to take your scientific presentations to the next level. In this session, you will learn some fundamental tips and tricks for speaking publicly, obtain some valuable tools for crafting and delivering powerful presentations, and be introduced to a method of critique that will help you in giving and receiving constructive feedback from your colleagues.

Presented by: Tim Miller, Tim Miller is a communications expert who works exclusively in the field of scientific and technical communication. He has appeared at museums, universities, and professional societies from coast to coast.

Session #1: December 6th, 9-12pm (Open to new/junior faculty, post-docs, graduate students)
Session #2: December 7th, 12-2pm (Open to all- everyone is encouraged to attend) It covers topics including use of voice, movement, finding an audience, proper use of graphs and figures, the importance of critique, and tips for speakers of English as a second language. The lecture portion last approximately 80 minutes, followed by a Q&A.
Session #3: December 7th, 2-5pm (Open to new/junior faculty, postdocs, graduate students)

Location: All sessions at HSC NRT-LG 503/4
NRT- Norris Research Tower, rooms near Aresty Auditorium

For RSVP: Please indicate which portions you will attend; example #1 and 2, or #2 and 3 or just 1 or 3. Accurate numbers are needed for a food count on session #2. RSVP at as soon as possible. For more information, please see the agenda: CER Workshops Miller Agenda.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 4th.

We hope to see you!