Assertion-Evidence Talks by Student Teams
Casey Mrazik and John Taltavall, both engineering undergraduates at Penn State, present the presentation of a concrete canoe design. The presentation is for the Concrete Canoe Competition, which is a national competition among engineering colleges.
Presentation of Proposed Design. Joshua Rosato, Kirby Perosa, Tom Heller, and Katharine Ferster present a proposed design concept for a small-scale wind turbine to run a low-power application. Pay attention to how the presenters designed the visual aids such that the audience can follow the details of the decision-making process. Also pay attention to the way that the members present as a team.
Madeline Nellis and Mary Walker, who are Engineering Ambassadors from Penn State, present an outreach talk to high school students on how engineers develop prosthetics to improve the lives of amputees.
A team of Penn State engineering students analyzes how the Kingda Ka roller coaster works. The team is part of the organization Utree: Undergraduate teaching and research experiences in engineering. Utree teaches presentation skills to other engineering students.
Presentation of Final Design. Evan Dibiase, Michael Lacey, and Mark Frederick present a final design of a small-scale wind turbine to run a low-power application. Pay attention to how detailed information is presented in a way that the audience can follow. Also, play attention to how the team incorporates a demonstration into the talk. Finally, pay attention to the transitions between team members.
Lauren Murphy and Sara Krisher, who are Engineering Ambassadors from Penn State, present an outreach talk on how engineers helped Felix Baumgartner achieve the world's highest parachute jump.