Speak for yourself
We understand that potential employers demand richer portfolios from their applicants. Our students participate in Seven Minutes of Science, providing each student with a powerful record of their speaking ability and progress.

What is Seven Minutes of Science?
Many of our students have been involved in their research for several years before joining the program. In that amount of time, it is natural for anyone to paint a detailed picture of their work. However, this often comes at the price of losing sight of the "bigger picture." As the nuances of the research becomes a greater focus, the description of basic concepts to a general audience can suffer. This can set an expert at odds with the audience. Seven minutes is long enough for a speaker to touch upon the details of the work, but not get mired in them. As a result, more emphasis is placed on the motivation and concepts behind the approach. This kind of talk caters more towards the non-expert interested in learning about a new challenge.

What is a Web Video?

Our students have the option to speak in a traditional setting with Seven Minutes of Science or in a more modern setting by writing, producing, and starring in a 3-minute research video intended for consumption on YouTube.

General Workshop Calendar

Fellows participating in RSG will follow the general calendar listed below. Classes will be held Monday and Wednesday (Evanston) or Tuesday and Thursday (Chicago). Students opting to do a video final project will follow the Video Track schedule for weeks 5-8.