Colleen Fava

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Developing Professional Communication Skills in an Undergraduate Research Experience Poster Session part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Professional Communications Projects:Examples
Like many research-one universities, LSU is host to a number of summer undergraduate research experience programs. At the end of each summer, hundreds of student-researchers participate in a culminating event to showcase the work they have conducted over the previous two months. This event is a half-day poster session modeled on those commonly offered at major scientific conferences and meetings. The Coordinator of the Basic Sciences studio has worked closely with administrators and faculty mentors in 4 such programs to devise a comprehensive instructional framework to assist students in the development of professional-level scientific posters. The most-represented majors are in the Biological Sciences and Chemistry, and most students are sophomores or juniors. The programs are funded by a variety of resources including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (which also funds the Communication studio), the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, and the Louisiana Biomedical Research Network.

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Professional Communication Projects: Training Science Students to Communicate part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Professional Communications Projects
Developed by Colleen H. Fava, Basic Sciences Communication Studio Coordinator, Louisiana State University and Darrell Henry, Campanile Charities Professor of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University ...