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ENGR 5410: Scientific Communication

Course Description

The goal of this course is to formalize the practice and improve professional development skills related to communicating scientific data and research related topics. Topics include: (i) developing the skill to build a story with relevant information to communicate scientific data; (ii) developing the art of public speaking and communicating scientific ideas to the research community and the general public; (iii) creating proper template for presentations, talks or posters; (iv) assessments and feedback for continuous improvement and (v) developing dissertation briefs. The course will also include invited talks and feedback from guest speakers in the field of communication.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants should be able to learn and practice presentation skills to communicate scientific data.

  • Identify relevant information to build a story around the topic of research
  • Work individually and with peers, instructors, and guest lecturers to develop presentations/talks/posters for a scientific community and the general audience
  • Practice the art of public speaking to communicate scientific ideas
  • Form a cohort/network/community/peer group within the class to support and mentor each other for success and to enhance active participation and build team work.
  • Create an effective dissertation brief
  • Create an impressive presentation/talk/poster



 Fayekah Assanah, Assistant Professor in Residence, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, UConn      


Nusaybah Quasem, Program Assistant, Engineering Graduate Programs 


Please click below for the Fall 2022 Syllabus