Research Communication Workshop Series

Communications and Professional Development

Do you want to engage others in your research and effectively share your story? Do you want to enhance your career-related skills?

Many successful researchers share an important ability: they effectively communicate their research to people outside the lab, including collaborators, fellow academics, representatives from government or industry, and the interested public. 

The FES Communications Team is helping FES research personnel develop communication skills through a series of virtual lunch-and-learn seminars. Join a small group of interested participants in discussing a variety of communications and professional development topics.

Professional development credits may be achieved by completion of seminar and associated reflective work (at the discretion of your department).

Seminars will be led by Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Dr. Valerie Miller.

Professional Development Opportunities

Contact the FES communications team at to set up any professional development sessions. Alternative sessions are available based on new suggested topics. All session availability is based on FESCOM capacity.

Intro to Infographics

Present your research to help people understand complex concepts using visuals and simplified language. Learn elements of design to construct your own infographic.

Introducing Your Work

Learn how to describe your work in one sentence - and why you should. 

Online Poster Presentations

Learn some fundamentals of digital poster communications. 

Reduce, Rework, Repeat

Succinctness and directness. Keeping to a level appropriate for your audience. These are presentation skills that every researcher should master if you want your work to have the most impact. Learn the basics!

Three Minute Thesis

Refining years of research into less than three minutes of content is as challenging as it is rewarding - learn the basics, and some tips and tricks to smooth the way.

Video Basics and Storytelling

Explore the fundamentals of creating short videos to showcase your research, and how proper storytelling can help make your point.