ENGR 499 – Social Media for Scientists and Engineers

We’re excited to announce a new 2-unit Viterbi course – Social Media for Scientists and Engineers – ENGR 499.

This course is an introduction to the various ways that social media and science are intersecting in new, compelling ways. Social media technologies and online communities are powerful tools that are changing the ways that scientists and engineers are engaging one another (inreach) and general audiences (outreach). Through a series of case studies, students examine issue-based examples thataddress the complexities surrounding ethics, privacy, reputation management, ownership, and the law. Assignments, including weekly discussion board posts, focus on the development and understanding of appropriate usage of social media for personal and professional development. Distinguished guest lecturers provide additional insights from their experiences as practitioners of the topics presented.

Guest speakers will be announced this summer. Follow @Sarah_Mojarad on Twitter for updates!

Questions? Contact Sarah: Mojarad@usc.edu @Sarah_Mojarad

Jenny Vazquez-Akim

Author Jenny Vazquez-Akim

Jenny is the Director of Student Engagement and Career Connections in the Viterbi Admission & Student Affairs Division. Jenny manages many of the undergraduate student life programs at Viterbi, as well as the services and programs that connect all Viterbi students with their post-graduate plans. Jenny holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from USC, a Master’s in Public Administration from NYU, and a Doctorate in Education from UCLA.

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