E 111 - Effective Communication Strategies for Engineers and Scientists
2018 Winter Term, Wednesdays, 1:00-3:55 (6 units)
Class limit: 20 students (Preference for G2-4)
This graduate course offers instruction and practice in written, oral, and media communication for scientists and engineers. The course is designed to increase students’ effectiveness in communicating complex technical information to diverse audiences and to deepen their understanding of communication tools and techniques. Students will explore scientific storytelling through the following communication genres: research manuscripts, abstracts, and proposals; figures, slide decks, and oral presentations; as well as traditional and social media channels. Students will engage with social media, write a science news piece, prepare a conference abstract, present a short technical talk, and create a video pitch. In-class workshops will provide students with the opportunity to revise their work and consider feedback from instructors and peers. Instructors: Birch, Pourbahrami.