Research Proposal Writing for Chemical Engineers
The purpose of this graduate-level course is to develop the writing and oral presentation skills necessary for the preparation of original research proposals in chemical engineering. The course will cover topics in principles of effective writing and composition; fundamentals of technical communication (written and oral); literature reviews; grant opportunities and strategies; professional ethics in research activities; "grantsmanship"; and professional development at the graduate and post-graduate level. The course will emphasize practical development of skills through practicums and peer-review exercises. Preparation and review of an original proposal will be required for completion of this course.