2-credit Scientific Poster Class in the Fall

Although this isn’t a chemistry course, we would like to highlight a 2-credit course that will be taught in the Fall by a friend of the department, Dr. Sarah Read from Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse (WRD). She previously co-taught a course with our own Dr. French on Science Writing and Communication.

The course is a 2-credit class: “WRD 291 – The Scientific Research Poster”. It’s a perfect opportunity for research students to develop and create a poster based on their work, and the class is designed to have the final poster ready for the Annual Research Showcase in November! If you are a student doing research in a group and are looking for an opportunity to learn how to make a great poster, this class is something you should definitely look at. There are currently two different sections available. This course is open for all students, so if you know students doing research in other departments that might find this useful, let them know! This course is only being offered this autumn, and contact Dr. Read in WRD if you have any questions.

Here is the description from the course catalog:

“An introduction to the poster as a mode for presenting scientific research in conference settings. In-class workshops will step students through the poster writing and design process, including modules on project planning, the composition and organization of written content, data visualization, fundamentals of visual design and how to talk about your poster with conference attendees. Students will compose and design a poster on a timeline to present at DePaul’s annual Natural Science, Mathematics and Technology Showcase.”


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