Monthly video chats are scheduled on every first Thursday of the month at 11 am ET/10 am CT. Student presentations are 20 minutes long and followed by a discussion period. Every presentation covers background and motivation for a project and recent research activities. Research groups present every third month through video chat; scheduling within a research group are at the discretion of each faculty member.

The benefits of this project are expected to be many: opportunities to learn from each other's experiences; more efficient research planning; higher motivation among students and faculty; enhanced presentation and communication skills; training for answering questions "on the spot"; broad dissemination of our research results.