Students for the Effective Communication of Science (SECS)

President: Travis Hand | Vice-President: Steven Austin | Treasurer: Louis Colling

Time: Thursdays, 11:30 AM | Venue: 112 KLB

Copy (2) of P1030525Public speaking can be one of the most difficult tasks for a scientist in any position.  Whether in academia or industry, from student to professor, the scientist needs to be an effective communicator of ideas.

The MOB graduate student group, SECS, schedules seminars once a week during the Fall and Spring terms to give students in the program the opportunity to speak in front of a group of fellow students about topics of current interest.

Through questions and discussion in this less formal seminar setting, participating students can learn how to become better lecturers and public speakers. Audience members are expected to offer suggestions for improvement as well as learn how to ask clear and concise questions in a seminar setting.

The MOB Graduate Program provides Momo’s Pizza for these meetings.


 Speaker Spring 2018
Food Pickup Food
Travis Jan 18 Steven Pizza
Louis Jan 25 Travis Pizza
Yu Feb 1 Louis Pizza
Steven Feb 8 Reza Pizza
 Reza  Feb 15 Joe Pizza 
Shirin Mar 1 Ananya Pizza
Madhurima Mar 8 Shirin Pizza
Anuska Mar 22 Mercedeh Pizza
Ananya Mar 29 Anuska Pizza
Ryan Apr 5 Madhurima Pizza
Mercedeh Apr 12 Alimohammad Pizza
 Alimohammad  Apr 19 Ryan  Pizza


Updated: Jan 18, 2018 by JS.