ASTR 688R Assignments
You are all invited (required!) to attend
The Exciting Results in Planetary Science
Conference (TERPS) to be held Dec. 7, and Dec. 9 at the
University of Maryland, College Park. The Abstract Deadline is
Thursday. October 28 by 12:00 midnight EST. The conference will be
attended by top researchers from around the department (you) who will
be presenting 10 minute oral presentations on recent research
results. Start thinking about a Planetary topic that you would like to
investigate further and report on to your peers! Your main resource
should be a solid Icarus
paper on your topic (Icarus is the most prestigious scientific
journal in Planetary Sciences), and you should consult additional
papers and the text for backup material. You can search for scientific
research papers by subject or author with the
Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstract Service. Limit your
search to Icarus papars by typing "Icar." in the box under " Select
References From:". Your "abstract" should consist of the reference
for your paper, and a 1 page summary of its content. This summary
should differ from the paper's abstract by providing more context.
Describe in your own words the problem that the author's solve and
why it is important.
Your presentation will be strictly limited to 7 minutes with 3 minutes
for questions, so prepare accordingly. Typically you will have time to
show 5-6 slides. Pitch your talk to the level others in the class who
have not read your paper. Cole Miller's Ten
Commandments of Oral Presentations and Further
Hints on Giving Talks provide excellent advice!
Conference munchies will be provided!
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