Dr. Julie Nucci

Creating a research presentation;

June 8, 2020   Workshop: Creating a Research presentation (Part I) (Dr. Julie Nucci) 10:00 am

June 12, 2020   Workshop: Creating a Research presentation (Part II) (Dr. Julie Nucci) 10:00 am

Here are links to the videos I would like you to watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S0FDjFBj8o   This is “How to Sound Smart in Your TED talk” – 6 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj-hdQMa3uA&t=1s  This is David Phillips talk on “The Magical Science of Storytelling”.  16 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj-hdQMa3uA&t=1s This is David Phillips talk on “How to avoid death by PowerPoint”. 20 minutes

I highly recommend that you take the time to watch all of these videos. 

Feel free to email me if you have any questions on the content presented. (jn28@cornell.edu)


Jill Powell

Engineering Research Library

June 16, 2020  Workshop: REU Engineering Library workshop (Zoom)


Roald Hoffmann’s presentation on publishing and peer review – is linked from that page, and there are other interesting recordings there too from Journal editors reviewing articles. Roald is a nobel laureate in Chemistry.

Reviewing – most publishers have online statements about becoming a reviewer, see Wiley’s and Elsevier’s.

 H-Index –Measuring Your Research Impact, talks about several research indices that are used to measure author productivity and impact. One that is popular is the H-index, (example: a scientist with an H-Index of 37 has 37 papers cited at least 37 times.). This guide talks about the pros and cons of the indices. Google created the  i10-Index = the number of publications with at least 10 citations. There is a lot of discussion of these indices, and while they can be gamed and overrated, they are still used in promotion and tenure decisions.


Dr. Lena Kourkoutis

June 17, 2020 Hot topics talk:  Seeing with Electrons


Natalie Mahowald

June 24, 2020 Hot topic talk:  The Science and Politics of Climate Change


Lynne Vincent

Collaboration Workshop

June 25, 2020  Video of zoom session I

June 26, 2020  Video of zoom session II


Bruce Lewenstein

July 22, 2020 Hot Topic talk: If You Are Not Communicating, You Are Not Doing Science


Tyrel McQueen et al

July 27, 2020 Hot Topic talk: Guided Materials Discovery (w/virtual tour):Tyrel McQueen, Lucas and Mekhola


Darrell Schlom

July 29, 2020 Hot Topic talk: "How Wacky Oxides have Improved Transistors"