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Courses and workshops to build research communication skills

Manuscript writing 

This intensive research writing course teaches principles and skills with which authors can improve the clarity, coherence and readability of their manuscripts for publications. The Spring 2017 term of this course ended on March 22. We thank the postdocs who participated in the course and the PIs who supported their efforts. The next term (Summer 2017) will begin on July 23 and end on August 30. Check your schedule to attend all class meetings. This class meets twice a week for 7 weeks.

  • Section 1: Sundays and Tuesdays from 9 am to 10:30 am
  • Section 2: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am to 10:30 am
  • Location: Bldg. 1 East CR 3422
  • The course participants are selected by the nominations of the PIs. If you are interested in fully participating in the course to improve your writing skills, inform your PIs of your interest and commitment.
  • Full attendance is required. ​

Grammar and punctuations

Workshop series targeting at key grammatical structures and punctuation rules of academic English. If you are confused about key issues regarding grammar and punctuations used in research communications, attend the workshop series to clarify your confusions and gain practice. The sessions cover tricky issues with verb tenses used in research writing, key clauses and phrases of academic English, the confusing system of the English articles (a, an​, the, and zero article), connectors, comma, semicolon, colon, dashes, voices (passive and active), adjective clauses, vocabulary issues, etc. All these are essential to writing accurately.

Thanks for the postdocs and research scientists who participated in this workshop!!!

  • June 12,13,14,15 of 2017
  • June 19, 20, and 21 of 2017
  • Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • Location: Bldg. 4, Conference room 5209
To learn more about the topics that past workshops covered, visit the Resources​ tab.​​​

Research presentations
Workshops to help presenters build strong research presentation skills Sessions will cover essential strategies and theories that improve the design of presentation slides and delivery of the content. Attendees will also present before fellow scientists and engineers to test out what they learn from the workshops and provide and receive feedback. To learn about the course, visit the Resourcesces​ tab.​​

  • Time, dates, and location will be announced




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