Student Expo Q&A: Nikhil Dhinagar
In this series, Ohio University students share their experiences with participating in the annual Student Research and Creative Activity Expo. The event will be open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Convocation Center.
Nikhil Dhinagar, doctoral student in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology
1) Why did you choose to participate in the Student Expo?
The Student Expo is a wonderful opportunity to present my research to a diverse audience. It is an excellent avenue to network with other students, faculty and community members.
2) What did you enjoy most about presenting your work at the event?
Adapting my presentation style to suit a technical as well non-technical audience is always a challenge and an experience at the Student Expo that I enjoy.
3) What lessons did you learn?
To engage the dynamic crowd at the Convocation Center in a generic manner with limited technical jargon.
4) Why is the Student Expo important for Ohio University?
It's a one-of-a-kind, convention-style event that brings together students from varied academic majors from across campus under one roof. It's also a good opportunity for undergraduates to get a taste of how graduate level research is carried out and for middle and high schoolers to get inspired for their college careers of choice.
5) Why would you encourage others to participate in or attend this event?
To be inspired by how the boundaries of science, education and art are being constantly pushed to achieve excellence at Ohio University.
6) Besides your presentation, did any presentation really impress you? If so, why?
I was impressed by presentations of research groups that had audio and visual components to demonstrate.