Be Brief: Viral Communication

By Mariana Grohowski


Students in the 2018 IRES cohort lived in University Town at the National University of Singapore for eight weeks of immersive, interdisciplinary research.

International Research Experience for Students (IRES) teaches undergraduate and graduate students to communicate research. See the 2018 cohort in action; apply for the 2019 cohort by Feb. 15.

If the words nanoparticles and osmolytes make your eyes glaze over, just wait. Gearing up for its third consecutive year, the IRES program ushers a group of six U.S. students to learn innovative ways to communicate their research (think social media, mobile-device friendly and for a non-science-y audience) — making scientific concepts more accessible than ever.

Experience the 2018 cohort’s nine-week, immersive and interdisciplinary education vicariously through video.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885 in Houghton, Michigan, and is home to more than 7,000 students from 55 countries around the world. Consistently ranked among the best universities in the country for return on investment, the University offers more than 125 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, computing, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and the arts. The rural campus is situated just miles from Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, offering year-round opportunities for outdoor adventure.

Last Modified 4:17 PM, October 4, 2021