FID3015 Presenting Popular Science Posters 1.5 credits

Populärvetenskapliga posterpresentationer

The idea of the course is to prepare a popular science poster and elevator pitch of a student's own research, and to critically review poster and pitch of one fellow doctoral student not from the student's research area. This will contribute to the goals of doctoral education that pertain to a student's ability to communicate with society at large and to critically review the academic work of others.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • preparing a popular science poster from the student's area of research,
  • preparing a short design document (one to two pages) that explains the design and structure of the popular science poster,
  • preparing a short (one to two minutes) oral presentation as an introduction to the poster,
  • writing a short critical review (one to two pages) of the popular science poster, design document, and oral presentation of another student.

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course the student will be able to:

  • perform a popular science presentation of their own research in form of a poster,
  • support a poster presentation in a popular science venue by a prepared short oral summary ("elevator pitch"),
  • critically review popular science presentations in form of a poster.

Course Disposition

The poster and its oral presentation will be presented at a poster session of a workshop or a similar venue. The poster session will be accessible to a sufficiently large number of attendants from a different research area.

At the poster session, another student will study and analyze the poster and its corresponding oral presentation. Based on this together with the corresponding design document, the other student will write the critical review.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Enrolled as PhD student.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

    Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

    The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

    Other requirements for final grade *

    • A clear poster accessible to non-experts summarizing the student's research appropriately based on the design document.
    • A clear and succinct oral presentation summarizing and advertising the student's poster.
    • An approved critical review of the poster, oral presentation, and design document of another student. The critical review must be submitted at the latest one week after the poster session has been held.

    Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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    Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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    Ethical approach *

    • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
    • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
    • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

    Further information

    Course web

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    Course web FID3015

    Offered by

    EECS/Software and Computer Systems

    Main field of study *

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    Education cycle *

    Third cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at EECS/Software and Computer Systems