Trainee Session Advance Assignments

UPDATE 11/12: Please review the assignment for the joint RTC-CEC/Training session here.

There are two activities that we are requesting that you complete in advance of the Trainee Session on Wednesday, November 18th.

If you have any questions related to these advance activities, please contact PROTECT Training Core staff Kristin Hicks ( or Melanie Smith (

Rethinking Scientific Presentations: the Assertion-Evidence Approach

Prof. Michael P. Alley will be presenting on research that he has developed with his research team on this new approach for presenting research – the assertion-evidence approach   Research engineers and scientists around the world have begun using this approach in their research presentations—and with much success.

To begin learning this approach, please visit the following web-page:

As an optional preparation assignment to help you get the most out of this workshop, watch the first short film (7 minutes) and then download the PowerPoint template to create a few slides for your next research presentation. Please bring a printout of your assertion-evidence slides to the workshop on Wednesday, November 18th.

DISC Personality Test

Prof. Steven McGonagle will be presenting on the DISC Personality Test which is a quadrant behavioral model based on the work of Dr. William Moulton Marston to examine the behavior of individuals in their environment or within a specific situation.  Please complete your DISC personality test at the following link, (select the blue “DISC Personality Test” from the menu on the right) and print a copy of your results to bring to the workshop on Wednesday, November 18th.