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Courses and workshops to build research communication skills

Manuscript writing 

Our office thanks the postdoctoral fellows and research scientists who participaited in the Summer 2017 term. We also thank our faculty memebers who supported their efforts. The next term of writing course will begin soon. The nominations are due by October 15th.

Here are the schedule for the Fall 2017 Scientific Writing Course

Postdocs and Research Scientists only

This intensive research writing course teaches principles and skills with which authors can improve the clarity, coherence and readability of their manuscripts for publications. 

  • Section 1: Sundays and Tuesdays from 9 am to 10:30 am (October 22 through December 3)
  • Section 2: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am to 10:30 am (October 23 through December 4)
  • 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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