What we do
Students often need help to navigate the workload, course structure and expectations from their respective disciplines. Inadequate support result in a high dropout rate among college and graduate students. According to the USA National Center for Education Statistics only 31% of students graduate within 3 years in a 2-year institution and 60% of students graduate in a 4-year academic institution.
Student under-performance affect their career options in future. Also, universities lose billions annually due to student dropouts and poor student performance. Academic departments organize seminars to introduce real life and professional experiences to their students to improve performance and retain students in school. However, it is costly to organize these seminars.
TrickleS is a web platform to connect academics and professionals to universities. The platform allows professionals to schedule seminars while traveling to specific destination. This way TrickleS reduces the cost academic departments bear to invite speakers. Also, the platform empowers departments to share seminar slots with professionals within their city. This enables professionals nearby to apply for these slots to share their work with students within their city.
At TrickleS, our vision is "To give every student in the world an opportunity to be inspired".
More Seminars: Higher Impact
We connect professionals in academia (Faculty members, Postdoctoral fellows, Research fellows and Graduate students) to their next speaking engagement. Academic professionals can reach more institutions through TrickleS.
We also match professionals in industries such as Policy, Business, Law, Medicine, Computer science and Engineering to institutions to help students navigate their academic career.
Through TrickleS, departments and institutions can afford to hold regular seminars for their students and attract seasoned researchers to their seminars.
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Open Access Seminars
TrickleS aim is to supports over 200 million students worldwide in pursuing various disciplines. Students learn from experts visiting their institution.
Seminars broaden students' understanding of the field, realize deficit in knowledge and prepares them mentally for their career choice. By bringing experts to the classroom students are inspired to achieve more and learn from experts visiting their schools.
Through TrickleS research information and seminars become open-source and accessible to all students globally.
Giving back to communities you visit
Join our global community of professionals giving seminars in places they live and visit. Now, professionals have the resource to make their work held at seminars and impart their experience to the next generation.
TrickleS enables you to schedule talks when you visit another country or city either to visit family and friends during your vacation or when on a professional trip.
Join us now to get full access to our scheduling platform.
What do professionals say
Jorge Beira, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
“TrickleS is a promising new platform that makes it easier for scientists to connect – something that you’d think should already be available. It is a great way to match people who are already planning to travel with institutions where they can present their science. It’s win-win and in my experience it was wonderful to meet new people and learn about their interests too! I totally recommend TrickleS!”
Melonie Walcott, DrPH, Assistant Professor, The Sage Colleges, New York, USA
“I see TrickleS as an opportunity to share my expertise and research with institutions and organizations that I would not have had access to. By scheduling a presentation while traveling for business or pleasure, I can network with researchers in my field and explore future collaborations. In addition, as a scholar originally from the Caribbean (Jamaica), it is an excellent opportunity for me to reach out to my home institutions whenever I visit”
Fanuel Muindi, Ph.D., Co-founder, Stem Advocacy Institute, Cambridge, USA
“TrickleS provides an access point for more science dissemination. The platform has a lot of potential and with continued development, it has a shot of having an impact in the scientific community and beyond. Look forward to watching it grow”.
Jelena Erceg, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
'TrickleS is an innovative and transformative platform that brings scientists together to share their research. It provides an excellent opportunity to combine your trip with giving a talk to the scientific community and networking. It also makes the search for that next speaker at your institute more effective. In my experience, I enjoyed interacting with people, hearing about their research, and exchanging ideas. I would highly recommend this platform, and am excited to follow its future developments.'