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Engineering 190W - Spring 2024 - Foresta Section

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Presentation Studio in MRC

The Presentation Studio is now reopened in the MRC.  Regardless of whether you can use it or not, please still try and rehearse everyone's presentation.  Schedule a Zoom session or Skype call where each of you can present and get feedback before you put together your final presentation of your group's research topic.

Presentation Tools & Guidelines

Books to Help
Clear and Concise Communications for Scientists and Engineers, 2012

Social Media for Engineers and Scientists, 2012

Presentation Skills for Scientists : A Practical Guide, 2010 - Science Library (SL) REF Q223 .Z36 2010

Learning to Communicate in Science and Engineering : Case Studies from MIT, 2010 - Science Library (SL) Bar Q223 .P64 2010

Presenting Science : A Practical Guide to Giving a Good Talk, 2010 - Science Library (SL) REF Q223 .I87 2010

Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work, 2010 - Science Library (SL) REF Q223 .M399 2010

Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery - LL  HF5718.22 .R49 2008    

Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations, 2008- Science Library (SL) HF5718.22 D83 2008

A Student's Guide to Presentations Making Your Presentation Count - LL  PN4192.S78 C55 2007 

Speaking About Science: Manual for Creating Clear Presentations, 2006- Science Library (SLBar Q223 M67 2006

Beyond Bullet Points : Using Microsoft® PowerPoint® to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire, 2005 - LL HF5718.22 .A87 2005 

Presentation Best Practices Tip Sheet

Presentation Best Practice

The following document provides an extensive overview of presentation tools including a descriptions of who can use each tool, and why you might want to use them, the document also includes the pros and cons for each for each tool.


Online Presentation Authoring Tools

  • Prezi- Unique online presentation creation and sharing system with easy image and video handling.  Basic features and public sharing are free
  • Pachyderm- Uses forms and templates to create presentations with minimal work.  Intended for institutional use; requires local server and configuration support.  Free to New Media Consortium members; available for a cost to others.
  • 280Slides (beta)- Free web-based presentation authoring and sharing tool.
  • Google Presentations- Free online presentation authoring and sharing tool.  As part of Google Docs, it allows for easy collaboration and sharing with others who have free Google accounts.
  • Zoho Show- Free online presentation authoring and sharing tool.  Allows remote presentations.
  • SlideRocket - Online presentation authoring and sharing tool optimized for high resolution images.  Basic features are free.
  • PowerPoint - Microsoft Office software for creating and sharing presentations.
  • KeyNote- Apple iWork software for creating and sharing presentations.  Available for Macintosh and iPad only.
  • Impress- Open-source software available in several versions (Open Office, NeoOffice, etc.) for creating and sharing presentations.
  • ARTstor Offline Image Viewer (OIV)- ARTstor-optimized software for creating and sharing presentations. 

Online Presentation Sharing Sites

  • UCI Replay- UCI sponsored service to capture and share audio and screen for instrucation or presentations.
  • Slideshare- Free web-based service that allows uploading and sharing of presentation slides and audio.  Includes tool to sync audio with individual slides.  Has also social features allowing users to follow and comment on favorite presenters, topics, etc.
  • Authorstream- Free web-based service that allows uploading and sharing of presentation slides and audio.  Includes PresentLive feature that lets viewers follow and chat about your live presentations on their own computer. 

Guidelines from UCI:

General Tutorials and Tips:

Streaming Media Guide

Whether for your academic work or for recreation, consider the wide variety of content from feature films to documentaries, shorts, animations, etc that you can stream wherever you are using the VPN.

To create posters, the local options for reprographics include:

To print a poster or to make slides for your work at UCI there are several options about where to go.  First, you should save the poster and size it accordingly.  The following installations are places that will print your poster or help you with digital imaging of slides and other photographic processes:

Science Library, Poster Printing
Posters are printed to fit 36” x 42” on enhanced matte paper.
All posters should be submitted on a USB drive as a PDF file.
Posters are printed within 1-2 business days.
The cost is $50 per poster.
Payment and pick-up happens at the Check Out Desk on the 1st floor of the Science Library and must be paid with a credit/debit card or deposit funds with Venmo, PayPal, or ApplePay, or Print on the go by downloading the Wepa Print app. Available from the App Store or Google Play.

Other Options: