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Explained in 90 Seconds

October 11, 2016

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In a related effort, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences held an “elevator speech” contest in June 2016 to encourage students to learn how to relay information concisely and directly. In just 90 seconds, students had to translate complex research in biochemistry, molecular biology, cancer biology, and experimental therapeutics into everyday language. As fourth-year graduate student Michael McGuire explained, the exercise taught him “how to condense the important parts of my project [on cancer mutations] into a meaty talk and deliver it clearly.”

2016 GSBS Research Day - Elevator Speech Contest

When it comes to translating complex research into plain English, the students at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston can do it in less than two minutes.
The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston

Michael McGuire - Elevator Speech

What can you say in 90 seconds? Michael McGuire of The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston can explain how cancer mutations use surrounding cells to their advantage.
The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston

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