PACT - Post Advancement to Candidacy Talk
Sometime after the completion of the Qualifying Exam (post candidacy, year 3 and beyond), NUIN students are required to give a public seminar in order to gain practice and experience presenting their research to a larger audience. There are numerous forums on campus where this requirement can be fulfilled. Examples include: NUIN Small Talks, other departmental colloquia, topical campus seminar series, programs associated with NIH T32 Training Programs, and the annual NUIN Retreat. Research talks at national or international conferences are also acceptable. Research talks should be at least 15 minutes in length. Students should notify the Assistant Director and Program Manager as soon as the seminar is scheduled. NUIN strongly encourages students to take advantage of opportunities to present their work, many of which will be available prior to the fourth year of studies.