Short Course: Empowering Scientific Writing Skills

Special Lecture: Empowering Scientific Writing Skills


1) Concepts and structure of a scientific article: hints for being noticed in science Speaker: Prof. Jack Schuenemeyer (University of Delaware & Southwest Statistical Consulting, LLC)

2) Handling references databases and How to avoid plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices Speaker: Prof. Alejandro Frery (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

3) The art of writing a good research proposal and a novel scientific article: Insights for contributing to science Speaker: Dr. Evlyn Marcia Leão de Moraes Novo (INPE)

About the SpeakerS


John H (Jack) Schuenemeyer is president of Southwest Statistical Consulting located in southwest Colorado, USA.  He has been a statistical consultant and educator for over 40 years.  He received his Ph.D in statistics from the University of Georgia and was a professor of statistics at the University of Delaware for 25 years where he is now Professor Emeritus. He was also active in their Geology and Geography departments. He has over 200 publications and a book on statistics in earth and environmental sciences. His major area of application is in the geosciences.  He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute.  One of his great joys and privileges is working with students, which he continues to do.



Alejandro C. Frery received the B.Sc. degree in electronic and electrical engineering from the Universidad de Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina, the M.Sc. degree in applied mathematics (statistics) from the Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the Ph.D. degree in applied computing from the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), São José dos Campos, Brazil. He is currently with the School of Mathematics and Statistics, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and holds a Huashan Scholar position (2019–2021) with the Key Lab of Intelligent Perception and Image Understanding of the Ministry of Education, Xidian University, Xi’an, China. His research interests are statistical computing and stochastic modeling.




Evlyn Novo is a Senior Researcher at the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE).  She received her Ph.D. in Physical Geography from the University of São Paulo in 1984. She has been a professor at INPE’s graduate program in remote sensing since 1985.  At present, she is part of the  “Balancing biOdiversity conservatioN with Development in Amazon wetlandS (BONDS)” project led by the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France, in collaboration with research centers and university form Europe, North and South America. Her research focus has been on the application of  Remote Sensing tools for water resources management.