2013

Introduction to the Dietrich Undergraduate Colloquium (DUC)

The first annual DUC invites proposals of creative works, critical essays, and individual/team research undertaken by undergraduates with a major or minor in Dietrich College. The purpose of the colloquium is to offer undergraduates the opportunity to speak to their peers about their work, to both specialists and non-specialists, and to create cross-, inter-, and trans-disciplinary collaborations. Undergraduates may choose to present formally in a 15-minute presentation followed by a 5-minute question/answer period, or in an open poster session.

 

Students who present will gain invaluable experience in explaining their work to others, in organizing a presentation/poster, and in receiving feedback during the question/answer period at the end of the presentation or during the poster session. Presenting at the DUC will be excellent practice for required course presentations, for job talks, or for graduate school admissions interviews, and of course, can be included in a resume.

 

If you have never presented before, have no fear! DC faculty, fellow undergraduates, and the team at the Global Communication Center will be available between October 1 and November 1 to mentor you, and to help you prepare and practice your presentation or poster.

 

There is no cost to present at or to attend the colloquium. So invite your friends and professors to come and support you!

 

The DUC schedule will be posted online prior to November 1, 2013.

 

Proposals are due September 15, 2013 and will be reviewed by committee; participants will be notified of acceptance by October 1, 2013 and will be expected to accept (or decline) to present and will register by October 8, 2013. Once a student registers, s/he can request a faculty mentor who will then be assigned. Please visit the submission page to learn how to submit a proposal!

Who We Are

The Dietrich Undergraduate Colloquium is made possible by the efforts of Carnegie Mellon students across colleges.

Student Organizing Committee

Co-Chairs:

    Molly Crenshaw
    Christa Orvik
    Catharine Youngs

Communications Committee:
    CeCe Armstrong
    Samantha Dickinson
    Christa Orvik

Publicity Committee:
    Christa Orvik
    Stephanie Park

Proposal Committee:
    Molly Crenshaw
    Jit Nandi
    Kyle Troutner
    Lucy Havens

Registration:
    Molly Crenshaw

Conference/Materials:
    CeCe Armstrong
    Jit Nandi

Technology Support:
    Tahsin Islam
     Jit Nandi

Webmaster:
    Tahsin Islam