Examples of Professional Communication Projects
The following examples of science courses and programs with professional communication projects are taken from a pool of 30+ communication-intensive certified courses established and refined in the College of Basic Sciences at Louisiana State University.
Using an Observatory Project to Develop Professional Communication in Astronomy - Writing and speaking foci in a course about modern astronomic observational techniques taught by Robert Hynes
The Pet Rock Project - Developing Professional Communication in a Petrology Course - Writing and speaking foci in an igneous and metamorphic petrology course taught by Darrell Henry
Building Professional Communication Skills in Microbiology - Speaking focus in an advanced microbiology course taught by Karen Sullivan
Using a Groundwater Pollution Problem to Develop Professional Communication Skills - Multi-modal focus in a physical hydrology course taught by Jeff Nunn
Developing Professional Communication Skills in an Undergraduate Research Experience Poster Session - Visual focus in a summer undergraduate research forum led by Basic Sciences Studio Coordinator Colleen H. Fava
For each of the examples, we have included portions of each syllabus, as well as the detailed project prompts given to students enrolled in these classes.
– Ryan Lirette, Louisiana Tech University, Biology & Chemistry Major, participated in the 2009 Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN) Summer Research Program.