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BE graduate students are each expected to give a presentation at the Bioengineering and Toxicology Seminar (BATS) during the fall of their third and spring of their fourth years. This seminar series is intended to provide graduate students in the Department of Biological Engineering with a valuable experience in public speaking and in the presentation of research findings. As such, all students in BE must register for 20.200 for the fall and spring terms each year (1-0-2 units credit; P/D/F) and attend all of the weekly seminars. Faculty and students are reminded that no BE graduate student will be excused from speaking in the seminar series for any reason; missed presentations must be rescheduled

General guidelines:

View the Rubric for evaluating BATS talks.

  • Each presentation should be 15 minutes, with question period afterwards.
  • Arrive 15 minutes early to set up your presentation
  • Speaking assignments are made by online submission form at the beginning of each semester; students will receive information from BE-IT regarding sign-ups
  • Coordinate with your advisor to make sure they can attend your talk

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