Ms. Brandy Foster
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Ms. Foster is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering and serves as the Director of Technical Communications for the College of Engineering and Computer Science. She is an alumna of Wright State University, where she earned baccalaureate and master’s degrees in English Language & Literatures. She has created a career at the intersection of her love for language and her interest in technology and has served as a freelance editor specializing in technical and scholarly manuscripts, a proposal writer to researchers in STEMM fields, a grants administrator, an educator, and as the executive director of a non-profit organization focused on advancing research and clinical praxis in wound care technologies and therapies.
The most innovative aspect of the ONEIL Center for Research Communication is its experiential learning model to create a talent pipeline to the Dayton region. The center uses a competitive process to recruit highly qualified student interns from diverse disciplines and trains them in enterprise operations via contributing to the center’s management, marketing, and customer service. Furthermore, they are trained using research-based best practices in the following domains to serve the center’s clients:
- Proposal Development
- Technical Writing & Editing
- Graphic Design
- Web Tools & Services
- Videography & Multimedia
- Marketing & Communications
- Project Management & Business Administration
As an alternative to applying for a competitive internship, students can work in the center through a service-learning course. This experiential learning opportunity is ideal for any students who want to add an impressive experience to their resume while earning course credit. Any student may work in the center by enrolling in SVR 4000, regardless of skill level or experience.