Public Speaking Series: Let’s talk about science
Defense Preparation workshop with Scott Morgan
Our coach Scott Morgan from the Morgan Group is back! We will talk about how to prepare a talk about your scientific research and prep for your defense! This public speaking workshop will be useful for ALL graduate students, especially Ph.D. students. Master students are strongly encouraged to attend!
This is a brunch workshop and it will serve as a make-up session/preparation for those Ph.D. students interested to participate from the 3MT competition. The GSA at UMBC is our co-host.
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by Ph.D. students. Developed by The University of Queensland, the exercise cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
Scott Morgan has been teaching communication skills for over 30 years. His clients include scientists, think tanks, universities, peace organizations, and corporations. With 30 years of broadcast experience, Scott teaches media and communication strategy to research organizations around the globe. He is a Senior Associate at the Leadership Academy of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Scott graduated with honors from the University of California Davis, is an ordained minister, and holds a Masters degree in psychology from Columbia University. He authored the book Speaking about Science (2006, Cambridge University Press) and launched a mindfulness app called 3rdi in 2014.