Students are expected to give their first seminar no later that their third semester in graduate school. The first seminar is given on a literature topic chosen from a list provided by the chemistry faculty if the student is enrolled in CHEM 790, or is chosen by the student in consultation with the research advisor if the student is enrolled in PHYS 790. A “B” is the minimum acceptable grade for satisfying the seminar requirement. Students should consult with the faculty member in charge of either CHEM 790 or PHYS 790 to get an idea of what is expected. Also, students should carefully consult the “Seminar Guidelines” available in the chemistry department office.
The second student seminar is the final public presentation of the Ph.D. research, which is to be given on the same day as the Final Oral Examination, just before the examination.