The social hour is intended to be a largely informal event to bring people in CSL together. We will have food (cookies, cakes and/or fruit) and coffee. We want you to talk to CSL members outside of your immediate collaborators and be exposed to all the areas that CSL has to offer.

Everybody in CSL is welcome to the social hour (students, post-docs, faculty, research scientists, etc.). 


Time: Fridays 3-4 PM, 369 CSL (The CSL Lounge)



  • 2 or 3 student/post-doc/researcher/faculty/etc. talks of 3-5 minutes each on what they’re working on, and its broader impact.  (Think not-too-technical elevator pitch!)
  • You may use a whiteboard or 2 slides maximum.
  • Eat, drink and talk with others in CSL for the remaining time!

Each student talk will be from a different thrust of CSL’s research (so, for example, we may have a signal processing talk, high performance computing talk and a thin film electronics talk on the same day), and the organizers will rotate the presented thrusts each week.

Your area representative will contact you roughly every 2-3 weeks soliciting speakers. Abstracts for presentations will be posted a week before they occur (typically, right after the previous social hour).

We are open to slight changes to this format (like having one 10 minute talk and one 5 minute talk) upon special request, and having initiatives related to CSL do brief presentations as well.

When its your turn to present

Your area representative will contact you typically 2 weeks before your research area is scheduled to present. If you are presenting, please send:

  • Topic
  • A short abstract (three to five sentences, up to 100 words)
  • Optional: Picture of yourself

We will post these abstracts a week before you are scheduled to present.