PowerPoint™ Karaoke

Friday, December 3
11:00 am – 12:30 pm (EST)
Virtual

PowerPoint Karaoke challenges both the author of the slide and the presenter to improve their communication skills. Please join us for this fun virtual event that is open to the global MRS community.

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Deadline December 1, 2021

This video is from the 2019 PowerPoint Karaoke event. Please note that the format for our upcoming event will be virtual and thus different from what is depicted here.

Submit or Present a Slide (or Both!)

Calling materials science all-stars! Are you interested in becoming a more active participant at the MRS Meeting? Looking for some fun in your scientific life? Do you know a rising star who would be perfect as a presenter? Submit a creative slide, or deliver an amazing presentation, and win recognition and cash prizes of up to $200!

  • Create a PowerPoint side with a contribution to your research or a materials science-related topic. Check out our winning slide from 2019 »
  • Don’t be too serious! Popular science topics aren’t the point; we’re looking for the funniest story or best design!
  • Topics can range from your actual research to something silly, such as the use of rubber ducks. Be sure to keep it simple so that anyone can present, and keep it clean—inappropriate content will not be accepted.

During the event, presenters will be placed in a breakout room and receive their assigned slides. Presenters will have five minutes to prepare a two-minute (maximum) presentation.

Winners will be selected by anonymous audience voting. First ($200), second ($100) and third ($50) place prizes will be awarded to both authors and presenters.

Participate as an Audience Member

Cheer on our presenters and vote to select the winners. Use this event as a fun team-building activity for your department, or use this opportunity to have University Chapter members engage and network. Let us know as soon as possible if you’re planning to attend, and be sure to indicate in the comment box that you’ve reviewed the MRS Code of Conduct Policy.

Register to Join the Audience Today

All registered participants will receive the event link via email closer to the event date.

Guidelines for Authors and Presenters

Submit your intent to participate as an author, presenter or both by December 1, and use the form below to submit your slide. Please make your slide easy to read and as clear as possible. Please use this template when creating your slide, and save your slide in both PowerPoint and PDF formats.

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Indicate your participation level:

To submit a slide, present a slide, or participate as an attendee you must adhere to the MRS Code of Conduct Policy. Any violation of these rules will lead to a direct disqualification without further notice. It is important to MRS that all parties participating in this event to lead by example. Any slides/presenters that violate this important MRS Code of Conduct policy will be discarded immediately.

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Submit this form no later than December 1, 2021, 5:00 pm EDT.

MRS Student Engagement Subcommittee

Leaders/Mentors:

  • Michael Wilhelm, University of Cologne
  • Anja Sutorius, University of Cologne
  • Simranjit Grewal, University of California, Merced
  • Eva Hemmer, University of Ottawa; Chair, Student Engagement Subcommittee

 

PowerPoint Karaoke is an independent event and is neither affiliated with, nor authorized, sponsored, or approved by Microsoft Corporation.

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MRS publishes with Springer Nature

 

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