HORT 503: Research Communication

Co-taught: Matthew Whiting, Cameron Peace

Every Spring semester


Provide students with knowledge, skills, and experience in effectively communicating research to scientific audiences via oral, poster, and summary written means, culminating in successful formal presentations of graduate research project proposals.


The course is divided into seven topics that alternate through the semester (A. title/abstracts/keywords/authorship, B. posters, C. oral presentations, D. displaying results, E. literature reviews, F. short orals, and G. research seminars). Each topic begins with introductions of the general principles of that research communication form. Class discussions, expected to involve all students, will focus on personal experiences/ideas as well as critiquing examples of communication pieces including student-submitted assignments and presentations.