IET Ottawa Local Network's Present Around The World Competition for college/university students
Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
The Ottawa Network of the IET is seeking competitors to participate in the Present Around The World ( PATW ) competition, an engineering competition open to university and college students or recent graduates (18-26 years old) in an engineering or technology field. We are looking for competitors from Algonquin College, Queens University, Carleton University, University of Ottawa, RMC, La Cite Collegiale, and University of Quebec.
Individual competitors are asked to deliver a 10-minute presentation on a technical topic followed by a 5-minute question and answer period. The presentation can be based on a co-op experience, a research project, or an internship if desired, but any topic in a science or engineering field is welcome. The emphasis is to develop participants' presentation skills (75% of the evaluation) with a lesser focus on the technical content (25% of the evaluation), enabling competitors through various levels of studies or careers to participate on equal footing. The presentations are delivered in front of a panel of judges as well as an audience. Presentations are given through three different competition rounds - local network, regional, and global. Winners at each level proceed onwards. There are cash prizes to be won at each stage and all expenses paid travel for competitors at the regional and global levels.
The Ottawa Local Network's PATW will be hosted at Carleton University on March 30th 2013. The deadline for registration in March 28th 2013. This year the winner from Ottawa will be sent to Toronto for the Regional Finals. If successful at the regional level, they will be sent to London, England for the Global Finals.
If you are interested or if you know anyone who may be interested in participating, please register to this event. Competitors need to reserve their slot using eventbrite. Guests also encouraged to register so that we get exact headcount.
It's absolutely free to participate, compete or even to attend the event. IET Members/Non-Members can attend at no cost. This will be a great opportunity to become visible to the world via the IET and provide a network to industry leaders.
For more information on the PATW competition, please go to: http://conferences.theiet.org/patw/index.cfm
For any questions, please send an email to email@example.com or call 613-852-1282
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Gajan Ganeshavadivel, PEng, MIET
IET Young Members Chairman Ottawa
When & Where
Please note that competitors must arrive early and verify that their slides work properly. Event start time has changed to 10 AM. By 9:30, presentors can drop in to verify the presentations. Competion will start at 10:00 AM.
Tips and Expectations:
1) Competitors are asked to give a presentation for 10 minutes on a subject related to engineering and technology, and to answer questions for a further five minutes. To make it even easier, it is perfectly acceptable to use your final year project presentation, a presentation from your graduate scheme or any other presentation which you already have.
2) The event is mainly to judge presentation skills, although the topic should be appropriate to the intended audience of students and young professionals.
3) A laptop and video projector will be provided as standard, and the competitors will be asked to provide a USB stick with their presentation slides upon arrival.
4) Have confidence when you present
5) Speak clear with acceptable volume. Make good use of pauses and variety of modulation when you speak.
6) Manage your time effectively. Use it appropriately for introduction, problem setting etc. Do not exceed 10 minutes time limit. Do not rush to finish the presentation. Keep a good pace.
7) Use appropriate slides/visual aids. Ensure that they are well done for clarity. Try to use less number of slides. ( i.e 2 min / slide or > 1 min / slide ).
8) Do not read off each and every slide.
9) Ensure that you know the material well. Be prepared for questions and answers. Ensure that you understood the question well before start answering the question.
10) Ensure that your content is presented in a logical manner and suitable for audience.
11) Keep in mind that you will be presenting in front of the subject matter experts and non-subject matter experts. Everyone should understand your presentation.
12) Make a positive impact on the Audience ( ie. keep them well focused with effective communication of information )
13) Try not to memorize word to word and present it. Present it naturally.
14) It will be an individual presentation. If you have worked in a group, only one person have to present the material.