ME 598 AWJ

ME 598 AWJ - Science Communication for ME

Spring 2021

Science Communication for MEME598AWJ69408LEC21400 - 1550 M W  1109 Siebel Center for Comp Sci Amy Wagoner Johnson

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in mechanical engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

This is the second semester of a two semester course. PREREQUISITE: ME 598 (32265) in the previous fall. Effective oral and written science communication that reaches both technical and non-technical audiences is increasingly important. Scientists are expected to communicate using a broad range of media. This course provides concentrated instruction and practice in both written and oral communication through a range of communication formats. Topics include persuasion, improv for science communication, story telling, effective graphics, assertion-evidence presentations, and communication to media outlets, as examples. By the end of the semester, students will have curated a research portfolio that includes oral and written products for both technical and non-technical audiences. Prereq: Graduate students must be in at least the second year of the ME program. The course is recommended for students who are approaching or past qualifying exams, and who are ready to write and talk about