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Calling All Clear Communicators!

Registration Now Open for Student Symposium on Clear Communication

The Institute for Plain English Research & Study in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences is hosting a Student Symposium on Clear Communication (SSCC) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10.

The registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 3!

The virtual event features UHD Alumna Lucha Morales (’21), an award-winning writer with a decade of experience in content creation for the City of Houston. Morales graduated in 2021 with her master’s degree in Technical Communication from the University of Houston-Downtown.


This SSCC offers students an opportunity to share their work related to clear communication as it applies to their disciplines. Undergraduate or graduate students are invited to showcase their research and creative activities related to clear communication while improving their presentation skills for academic and career success. Only competitively selected projects will appear in the symposium.

The symposium offers an opportunity for students to present professional quality work to the UHD community and beyond while enriching their resumes and building new connections with other students, faculty, and participating working professionals.

Who Can Participate?

Individual students or a student teams, from any discipline, can present their research and creative works during the symposium. The symposium is open to both UHD students and those from other colleges and universities.

Award Opportunity

Students will also have a chance to win one of three awards ($200 per project individual or teams) in the following categories:

  • Best Research Project in Clear Communication
  • Best Presentation on Concepts in Clear Communication
  • Best Product in Clear Communication

To submit an abstract, register and learn more, visit online. Don’t delay, the registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 3!

For more information, email sscc2022uhd@gmail.com.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.