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Kenyon - IITM Technical & Science Writing Workshop
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
(July 11 - 15, 2022)

A collaborative endeavour between
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, USA & IIT Madras, Chennai, India

A five day intensive Technical & Science Writing Workshop will be conducted by faculty  who teach writing at the  Kenyon Review Writers Workshop conducted at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, USA. The workshop is offered specifically for PhD Scholars who are Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF) at IIT Madras.

Date: July 11 - 15, 2022 (Inauguration and Introductory Session on July 10, 2022)

Genre: Technical & Science Writing – 32 seats (2 Groups of 16 each) 

Who can apply:  Research Scholars (PMRF) from Engineering and Science disciplines

Application: Click here for applicationand more information about the workshop (https://hss.iitm.ac.in/kenyon-iitm/)

Venue: Zoom

Submission of application - June 10, 2022
Intimation of acceptance – June 20, 2022

Prior to the workshop, participants will be expected to prepare and submit a brief proposal after reading about six key research articles on their topic of interest. The proposal should contain the following:
1.Title of the proposal (in 20 words or less)
2. Abstract of the proposal (in 200 words or less)
3. Objectives of the proposal (in six or less number of bullet points, with each containing at most 30 words)
4. Expected outcome of the proposal (in four or less number of bullet points, each containing at most 20 words)
5. Origin of the proposal and current state of understanding (in 500 words)
During the workshop, participants will learn strategies for structuring their technical and scientific writing into compelling narratives and for revising their writing to be both precise and concise. Participants will examine and evaluate examples of technical and scientific writing, write about their research with different audiences in mind, share their writing with the workshop group, and revise their writing according to principles and techniques we discuss in the sessions.

Coordinators from Kenyon College: 
Dr. Chris Gillen
Professor of Biology
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, USA
Email: gillenc@kenyon.edu
Dr. Wendy Singer
Roy T Wortman Professor of History and South Asian Studies
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, USA
Email: singerw@kenyon.edu

Coordinators from IIT Madras: 
Dr. L. Sriramkumar,
Department of Physics
IIT Madras, Chennai, India
Email: sriramkumar@iitm.ac.in
Dr. Sudarsan Padmanabhan
Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
IIT Madras, Chennai, India
Email: sudarsanp@iitm.ac.in

Course Fee:   ₹ 5000/- (Course fee covers Registration, Study Materials and Faculty Lectures for all five days.)

Last Date of payment: 30th June 2022 (Fee should be paid only by the selected candidates.)

Payment information: Will be informed soon

Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, USA
Kenyon Review, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, USA
Office of Alumni & Corporate Relations, IIT Madras, Chennai, India
Office of Global Engagement, IIT Madras, Chennai, India
Office of Academic Research, IIT Madras, Chennai, India
Office of Academic Courses, IIT Madras, Chennai, India
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras, Chennai, India
Department of Physics, IIT Madras, Chennai, India
Office of Dean Students, IIT Madras, Chennai, India

Faculty Coordinator:

Chris Gillen is Professor of Biology at Kenyon College. His research group has received funding from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health to study salt and water balance in insect model systems using molecular and physiological approaches.  He is the author of two books: Reading Primary Literature (Pearson, 2007) and Hidden Mechanics of Exercise: Molecules that Move Us (Harvard University Press, 2014). Gillen directs the Science and Nature Writing program at Kenyon. He has developed and taught writing workshops for a variety of audiences, including the Kenyon Review Young Science Writers workshop for high school students.  He is a winner of Kenyon's Trustee Teaching Excellence Award and the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology’s M. Patricia Morse Award for Excellence and Innovation in Science Education.