SEC 111 - Effective Communication Strategies for Engineers and Scientists
6 units (3-0-3); third term. Prerequisites: none.
Registration by application only, and EAS graduate students are given priority.
This graduate course offers instruction and practice in written and oral 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 multiple communication genres, including research manuscripts and presentations, visual narratives, and traditional and social media channels. In-class workshops will provide students with the opportunity to revise their work and consider feedback from instructors and peers. Instructors: Javier, Pourbahrami.
Spring 2019Student Final Projects
- Dmitry Burov – “Introduction to Data Assimilation” (whiteboard video)
- Emmanuel Garza Gonzalez – “The Shadow of Small Things” (blog post)
- Rachel Gehlhar – “Prosthesis Control – Star Wars” (animated comic)
- Sharan Injeti – “Why is Formula 1 Important?” (magazine article)
- Zachary Lee – “Adaptive Charging Breaks Down Barriers to Electric Vehicle Adoption” (blog post)
- Lei Li – “What is Photoacoustic Computed Tomography?” (animated video)
- Yuxin Liu – “What Happens When You Send Information Wirelessly?” (article + illustration)
- Luizetta Navrazhnykh – “Shape Memory Polymers” (video)
- John Pang – “Retaliating Against Colluding Drivers in Uber” (news article)
- Guru Raghavan – “Does AI Still Need to Grow ‘Brains’?” (blog post)
- Yu Su – “Using Scheduling to Accelerate AI” (one-pager)
- Minwo Wang – “What is CMOS Inverter Circuit?” (animation)
Graduate Student Wins AAAS Mass Media Fellowship
Giuliana Viglione, a graduate student in Professor Andrew Thompson’s group and a member of the first E111 class has been selected to join the 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program.
Three Minute Thesis Competition
Jinglin Huang took home 3rd place in the three minute thesis competition!