Faculty Flash Talk Competition

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Faculty Flash Talk Competition

With only three minutes, can you really:

  •   Engage and excite others with your research?
  •   Convince a potential donor to support your project?
  •   Explain and share your discoveries with a non-specialist audience?

The Flash Talk competition challenges you to present your research in just three minutes to a general audience. You will need to decide on the most important points of your research, craft an interesting and engaging narrative, then deliver in a clear, concise, and confident manner in three minutes or less using only one static PowerPoint slide.

All symposium attendees will vote for the best performance at the end of the competition, so bring your A game to win Top Flash Talk!

All competitors get to select an external speaker of their choice to host during the upcoming 2019-20 MCC Seminar Series with all expenses paid by the MCC! The Top Flash Talk of the competition will receive $5,000 in MCC Shared Resources Services!

Please contact Elizabeth Fedie (efedie@umn.edu) with any questions.


This year's Faculty Flash Talk Competition will feature:

  • Justin Drake, PhD - Cellular Mechanisms Program Justin Drake
    Prostate cancer: Therapies beyond the androgen receptor
  • Tim Starr, PhD - Genetic Mechanisms Program Tim Starr
    Understanding the complexity of ovarian cancer one cell at a time
  • Shernan Holtan, MD - Transplant Biology and Therapy Program Shernan Holtan
    Thinking outside the T cell box in life-threatening acute graft-versus-host disease