Delivering a technical presentation that keeps your audience interested can be a challenge at the best of times. Doing so competitively in 15 minutes to an audience with a broad knowledge base is much more difficult.
That was the task of the three State finalists in the IMO3 Australian finals of the Young Persons’ Lecture Competition at Curtin University on Friday, 12 May.
The event was an exciting opportunity for students and young professionals to develop their presenting and communications skills in front of industry professionals.
The winner was Prabhu Elango who provided an outstanding lecture on the impact of drilling fluid composition on cuttings integrity.
Mr. Elango will compete against finalists from UK, Brazil, Hong Kong and Singapore as he represents Australia in the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition in Perth, 14-20 October 2017.
Finalists presented 15-minute lectures on a range of scientific topics including gold extraction, fluid drilling, and exploration, followed by a Q&A session on their chosen topic.
Competitors were judged on their abstract, structure of the lecture, the standard of the presentation, visual aids and physical examples, technical content, ability to handle questions and time-keeping.
For more information on the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition, visit the website here.