Just for Engineers: Rethinking the Design of Presentation Slides

When: Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:30am-Noon
Where: Shambaugh Auditorium
Audience: Engineers

This interactive lecture, presented by Melissa Marshall, asks participants to rethink the design of presentation slides in science and engineering and challenge the common and conventional bulleted slide structure.  Using an assertion-evidence slide design approach that is proven to make technical presentations more understandable, memorable, and persuasive, participants will learn about the theory behind the structure and learn to apply the structure to their own presentations using a series of exercises and critiques.  

About Melissa Marshall

"Well-crafted presentations can be a catalyst for change!"

melissa marshall
Melissa Marshall, is a crusader against bullet points and an evangelist for effective slide design. She is passionate about helping scientists and engineers give outstanding presentations because science not communicated is science not done. The future health, happiness, and safety of our world depends on the innovations of scientists and engineers and she wants to help them tell the story of their work.

Marshall is a Senior Lecturer in the Communication Arts & Sciences Program at Penn State University. She is also Director of the Penn State Engineering Ambassador Program.



This lecture is sponsored by the College of Engineering and IIHR - Hydroscience and Engineering.



Melissa Marshall is also delivering an in-depth workshop from 1:00-4:30pm on April 18, 2014. The workshop is open to all UI faculty, research scientists, research engineers, associates, lecturers, and other staff members for whom research and scholarship are assigned as one of their primary job responsibilities.

Click here for more information and to register for the workshop.