Making Academic Change Happen, June 3rd – June 6th, 2013

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is once again offering a workshop for faculty, staff, administrators, and graduate students interested in improving STEM education. If you are interested in making a positive change in STEM education on your campus, come and join us in this active, participant-focused workshop. Come with challenges, projects, and … [Read more...]

Call for Papers: Suzhou-Silicon Valley-Beijing International Innovation Conference

We are calling for papers for the 2013 "Suzhou-Silicon Valley-Beijing" International Innovation Conference, which will be held in Suzhou, China during July 8-9, 2013. The conference is jointly sponsored by the Center for Enterprise Innovation and Development at Soochow University, Lucas Graduate School of Business at San Jose State University, … [Read more...]

What Do Your Grammar Errors Say About You?

Misplace a comma or misuse "their," and this guy will misplace your resume!

Kyle Wiens, writing in the Harvard Business Review, has offered important observations about what your errors in writing may say to a prospective employer.  In a blog post entitled "I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar.  Here's Why," Wiens explains that when he reads an applicant's resume or job letter and sees grammar, spelling, … [Read more...]

Effective Risk Communication: Theory, Tools, and Practical Skills for Communicating about Risk

Harvard School of Public Health Executive and Continuing Professional Education March 18-20, 2013 Boston, MA This introductory program explores the scientific foundations for effective risk communication. Participants will gain the skills necessary to communicate about risk to various audiences by working with different perspectives and … [Read more...]

Next stop: Doha, Qatar!

Doha at night is a great time to view its many skyscrapers and lights.

In my role as president of PCS, I was invited to participate in the first World Congress on Engineering Education, sponsored by Texas A&M University at Qatar and the Maersk Oil Company.  The event brought together engineering educators, industry representatives, and members of government for three days of workshops, sessions, and vibrant … [Read more...]