Short and Sweet: Validating Our Research and Sponsoring a Community
Image Credit: Jermey Tamsen
Six minutes and 40 seconds. That’s exactly how much time presenters have to explain tiger DNA tracking studies in Nepal, forgotten figures of the Viennese musical scene or attitudes on decisions to vaccinate during the University of Idaho’s SAS (Short and Sweet) Research Talks event.
Twice a year, the Offce of Research and Economic Development (ORED) hosts the SAS Talks and draws together faculty, students, staff and community members to hear offerings from multiple scholars in fields ranging from civil engineering to applied linguistics. Each presenter crafts a vibrant, insightful, and most of all, succinct introduction to her or his research. The result – 20 slides timed at 20 seconds each – creates a fast and entertaining presentation that is understandable to academics and community members from all backgrounds.
Through SAS, we are fostering a culture of research at the university, producing tangible new research collaborations, developing a vibrant community of fellow researchers, and energizing and exciting the community.