Presentation 1: Project Concept

Tell the audience about your project.

Presentation Format

The format of these practice presentations is as follows:

  1. Individual presentations. Each student gives an individual presentation about their project.
  2. Duration: 2 minutes. Each student has 2 minutes to present. Students should aim to talk for exactly 2 minutes (plus/minus 15 seconds): not too long, nor too short.
  3. No supporting material. The student does NOT use a computer, whiteboard or other props. That is, this is NOT a powerpoint presentation (We will prepare a slide showing your names and topics). The student simply stands at the front of the room and talks for the allocated duration. Students should not use hand held notes (written or electronic).

Presentation Contents

What should you talk about?

  • Give an introduction to the topic. Explain what it is about.
  • Motivate the topic; explain why the topic is important, relevant and interesting.
  • What will you do? What will you develop?

After your presentation the audience should have a broad idea of what your project is about, why the project is important and what you will do. Your presentation does NOT have to follow the sections of the project concept document. However, we recommend that you give this document to faculty members before your presentation.


Each student must attend the entire session that they will present in.


Faculty members will evaluate your presentations by giving scores of 1, 2 or 3 (1 is lowest, 3 is highest) for the items of:

  • Talking: are they clear? well-prepared? confident?
  • Motivation: did they explain what problem they are solving? why it needs solving?
  • Topic: did they explain what they will do/develop?
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