At this point in the semester, all IECP students know that presentations are a major part of the work that we do in our classes. Presentation skills are important for anyone wanting to study in in academic program at Penn State, and also for anyone wanting to improve speaking skills in general.
Two groups at the IECP recently had the opportunity to show off their skills in the form of poster presentations.
Mery Guzman, instructor or Applied English: Science, had her students give poster presentations in the lobby of Ritenour Building. The project was part of the “Campus Environment and Fitness” unit of the course, and for it, groups of students had to design a research question and collect data. Students then presented their findings.
The Academic Interactions 130 classes, led by instructor Nikki Mattson, took over the Atrium in Pattee Library for the “Many Faces of Intercultural Dialogue” poster presentation event. For this project, IECP students are paired with a conversation partner from the Penn State community and present on their cultural similarities and differences. This was the second time the “Intercultural Dialogue” event was held in the library at Penn State, but it is a project that Nikki Mattson has developed for the Academic Interactions 130 curriculum since fall of last year.
At both events, students and faculty alike enjoyed going around to each presenter and hearing what IECP students had to say about their research. Congratulations to all those involved!