Loosely based on the TED
Talks concept, Braindrops is a student-driven undergraduate symposium that
will showcase the work and ideas of 18 PSU and UW students. Opening remarks
will be made by Dr. Vivek Shandas on the history and relationship of the
Community Development program (PSU) and the Community, Environment and Planning
program (UW), including how each relates to larger education and urban planning
ideas. Student presentation topics include: Cooperative Living, Urban
Redevelopment, International Development Analysis, Affordable Housing, Youth
activism and Technology, Food Systems... the list goes on and on! In addition
to engaging presentations, attendees will be provided with free lunch and
desert, and be given many opportunities to network with their peers.
Presenters are undergraduates at either Portland State University or the University of Washington, mostly from the Community Development program at PSU and the Community, Environment and Planning program at the UW. Attendees will mostly be students, but don't have to be. Braindrops is hosted by the Community Development Student Group at PSU, and students from the Community, Environment and Planning major at the UW.
To both inspire and be inspired by the work of your peers, Braindrops is a forum for professional presentation practice and an opportunity to get feedback on your ideas from your fellow students. We want to give undergraduates a place to tell the world what they are excited about academically and why. Attendees and presenters alike are in for a great networking opportunity, a lot of inspiration, and some after-hours fun.
When: Friday, May 22nd, 2009
Where: Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building, room 2500A
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
For more information, contact: Nevin, firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 952-6184.