Two IAP sessions are scheduled with Dr. Jean-luc Doumont, author of “Trees, maps, and theorems,” and Dr. Marilyn Wilson, Associate Director of Career Counseling and Education at MIT. Both sessions are based on Dr. Doumont’s book and are sponsored by Global Education and Career Development and the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education.
Articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking, Dr. Doumont specializes in professional speaking, writing, and graphing, and incorporates a unique engineering perspective. He trains and presents at top-ranked universities, research laboratories, major conferences, and companies. He holds an engineering degree from the Louvain School of Engineering and a PhD in applied physics from Stanford University. Details below. Learn more about Dr. Doumont.
Making the Most of Your Presentation is scheduled for Monday, January 27 from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM in MIT room 10-250. Strong oral presentation skills are a key to success for engineers, scientists, and other professionals, yet many speakers are at a loss to tackle the task. Systematic as they otherwise can be in their work, they go at it intuitively, sometimes haphazardly, with much good will but seldom good results. This lecture proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver presentations.
Structuring Your Scientific Papers is scheduled for Wednesday, January 29 from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM in MIT room 10-250. Papers are one of the few deliverables of the work of researchers. Well-designed, they efficiently allow each reader to learn only what he or she needs to. Poorly designed, by contrast, they confuse readers, fail to prompt decisions, or remain unread. The lecture shows how to structure scientific papers, theses, and technical reports effectively at all levels to get the readers’ attention, facilitate navigation, and, in this way, get the message across optimally.