These guidelines are intended for undergraduate researchers presenting their work at one of CURF’s Research Lunches.
ARRIVE EARLY to ensure that your presentation is ready to go. Your presentation should last no more than 20 minutes.
We strongly encourage students to work on their presentations with an experienced public speaker. CWIC’s Speaking Center is a resource offering advice and coaching on public speaking. Your UScholar mentor is also a wonderful resource.
The best audiences are full of your friends and professors – please invite all of them! And remember to speak to a “lay” audience when you make the presentation. Do not assume that your audience knows anything about your particular topic.
The best way to explore how you want to do your presentation is to see what other speakers do. You’ll quickly get a feel for what works and what doesn’t work. Research Lunches are your opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with your undergraduate research colleagues. We hope to see you in the audience as well as behind the podium!