Student Presentations

To be completed before the end of the seventh semester. Students will give a minimum of five (5) presentations during the course of their Ph.D. studies:

  1. “Recruitment Weekend” poster presentation in your second year (see below)
  2. Oral presentation during their Preliminary Examination in your 5th semester
  3. Divisional or Departmental oral presentation(s)a (see below)
  4. Presentation (oral or poster) at a conference/meetingb (see below)
  5. Oral presentation as part of your Ph.D. defense

aYou are required to give an oral presentation on your research as part of either a Divisional or Departmental seminar program. Your committee (excluding the graduate school representative) is required to attend. If you choose to give a departmental seminar, this must be scheduled before the end of your 8th semester. If you are participating in a Divisional Seminar Course/Program, your committee will defer to the Divisional requirements. Committee members will complete a form to provide feedback to you (form TBD). All forms and signatures will be submitted to the Graduate Office. The Graduate Office will provide a summary of feedback.  Each student in the Inorganic Division will register for and attend CH795, Special Topics in Chemistry: Inorganic Seminar, each semester. A letter grade will be assigned for each semester in which the student gives a seminar; S/U (satisfactory/unsatisfactory) grades will be given for other semesters. The grades will be based on quality of delivery and of visuals, clarity and comprehensibility, timing. Seminar grades will be assigned by the CH 795 instructor. Only semesters in which a student receives a letter grade will be counted toward the department’s graduate course requirements.

bYou are required to give a research presentation at well-recognized, discipline-specific, national or regional meeting before the end of your 8th semester. The department will provide up to $500 in reimbursement for travel expenses. The successful completion of this requirement will be certified by the signatures of your advisory committee and submitted to the Graduate Office. Not fulfilling this requirement will result in delay of graduation. For more information and details on the available funding, please refer to the Research Presentation at a National Meeting page. After completing the talk you will need to turn in a Completion of Formal Research Presentation form to the Graduate Office. The form must be complete with signatures (email is fine) from your committee members and a copy of the schedule from the conference where the talk appears. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.

NOTE: Each division has developed specific requirements that go hand-in-hand with our general program requirements. This includes student presentations. Please review your corresponding divisional requirements and consult your advisor if you have any questions: Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical

SAMPLE Poster Requirements

Size: 32” H x 48” W

Recommended Printing Deadline: One week prior to event (DO NOT wait until the last minute to print)

*Note: You are responsible for transporting your own poster to the venue

Printing Your Poster

You may print at the copy center in the library, at Talley, or Sir Speedy on Hillsborough Street using the included form. Make sure you save the file for your poster as a compatible version of PowerPoint or a PDF (contact the printer to verify requirements) and take the electronic file to the printer. Tell the printer that you are with the Chemistry Department and that the cost of the job should be billed directly to us (BOX 8204). Reference FAS: 201585-11600. To make sure it is charged correctly, contact Jackie Hughes (jlhughe3@ncsu.du) or Catherine Lull (cel@ncsu.edu, 513-4010) in DAB 320 for additional information.