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CIERA Researchers Highlight Their Expertise in Seven Minutes or Less

On December 6, 2017, CIERA graduate students Alex Gurvich and Michael Katz joined ten other presentors from seven different departments to showcase their skills in public speaking at the bi-annual event: “Seven Minutes of Science.” Seven Minutes of Science is the culmination of 10-weeks of practice and coaching, where the individuals present on their complex research to a general audience within a seven-minute time frame.

Alex’s presentation was titled Exploring the Invisible Universe with Computer Simulations, while Michael’s talk was called Listening for Colliding Black Holes.

The event is organized by the RSG program, in association with CIERA’s data-science program, Integrated Data-Driven Discovery in Earth and Astrophysical Science (IDEAS). A shared goal of both programs is to increase awareness for the need of excellent science communicators, and to coach researchers to improve their presentation skills.