The Mario M. Casabona Future Scientists Program encourages students to enhance their oral communication skills to discuss the basis, rationale and results of their scholarship, especially outside their disciplines. For our students to excel in graduate school, and in their careers, it is critical that they be able to communicate their ideas effectively in with both scientific and layman groups and individuals.
Through this program, we seek to motivate, train and reward students for the preparation and delivery communicating their scientific research to the general public and non-science professionals. These presentation and communication skills empower students to become competitive and successful in their subsequent educational and career paths.
Judges will evaluate the ability of the competitors to:
- explain their research clearly
- demonstrate depth of knowledge
- answer questions effectively
- employ an engaging presentation style
- communicate technical information to a non-scientist audience in a compelling manner
The students will have the benefit of honing invaluable presentation skills and will have access to coaching from highly-placed corporate executives and entrepreneurs.
All students will be recognized for having been selected to participate in the Mario M. Casabona Future Scientists competition. For 2021, the event will be held on Zoom for the presentations and awards reception.