A free English-speaking club located in Chelyabinsk, Russia


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Presentation: Myopia

Nowadays myopia is one of the most spread illness around the world. It is estimated that half the world’s population will be myopic by 2050. It is obvious that eye specialists all over the world are trying to find the most convenient way to cure this illness. I had myopia for almost all my life since I was 7 and till I was 21. I underwent through the eye surgery operation called Lasik to correct my vision and I can share my experience with you.

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Presentation: City Building

Nowadays about 70% of population in the world live in cities. This discipline of city building appeared when people undersood the necessity of logical organazition of the place they live in.

City building comprises engineering calculations in the transport area, canalization, organization of zones, population forecast, citybuilding maps and plans for 5,10, 20 years, number of lanterns and garbage collectors, and aesthetics: beauty of the city, its historical places, flowers, etc. So many factors!

I'll start my period by focusing on the most important factor, population, and in the second part we will pretend that we are city building engineers discussing the situation in Chelyabinsk. Join in!

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Presentation: PhD in the Univeresity of Montreal

I'll share my experience as a PhD student in electrical engineering and cover different aspects of a graduate student life. Questions are more than welcome, so please come prepared :)

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Presentation: Reactive and Explosive Materials

Did you like blowing things up as a kid (or still)? Are you interested in getting some knowledge that may come in handy when SHTF? Pavel, a professional chemist, is ready to share some.

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Marketing Psychology Tricks

What motives lead your decision to buy? Do you always calculate your profit? Let's discuss some marketing tricks add how they influence us.

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Presentation: Speech and Meaning

How many ways are there to say the same thing? How many of them can you use interchangeably? Why do people say what they say? Tonight, I will talk about face-threatening acts, hedges, small talk, why you don't understand your girlfriend sometimes (and possibly why you don't have one).

Those who don't give a shit about linguistics may find my presentation especially useful.

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Presentation: Raw Food

Everybody knows how important our food is. Raw food eaters believe that you should not cook at all. Food needs to be raw to provide you with all you need. Do you want to learn more about their way of living? It is very interesting! I'll share my experiense of 3 weeks raw food diet with you. And you might like some of the recipes.

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Wastewater Treatment

Have you ever wondered what happens with sewage once it was flushed down your sink or your toilet, whatever their content may be? Where does tap water come from and what are the means used to get it there? Quotidian as this subject appears to be at first glance, it is a way more complicated than you would imagine. Let me shed some light on the subject.

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15 Tips to Get the Best Sleep of Your Life

There’s nothing quite like getting a good nights sleep. Waking up refreshed, energized, and ready to take on the world is the ideal feeling that we all would love to have. I've dived into the research on how to optimize my own sleep few years ago when and would be happy to share what really made the difference for me and other people.

P.S. Most of my claims are backed by scientific studies, for which links will be supplied in the comments.

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PhD in the US: from Application to Defence

I will share my story of obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Robotics Engineering from a US university.

It was a long way from starting my preparations in May 2010 to defending my dissertation in April 2017. I will try to cover various aspects of the process including the application submission, getting accustomed to a foreign country, graduate classes, working on a team, dealing with the advisor, reading and writing scienific papers, presenting at conferences, writing the dissertation, and, finally, defending it.