Two unlikely UD collaborators — an engineer and a journalist — teamed up to develop a program that helps UD students explain their research in terms mere mortals might understand. The five-part “Words For Nerds” seminar was developed by Joshua Zide, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and DSI Affiliated Faculty, Dawn Fallik, Associate Professor of English, to give graduate students training and practice in the art of explaining complex ideas to street-level audiences.

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