Brian Price: Peeling Back the Layers of the Information Onion in Technical and Engineering Communication

Brian Price, Lecturer at Aston University, UK, explores the metaphor of the "information onion" in technical and engineering communication, which helps reveal important strategies for effectively delivering and designing information for your readers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5COPk-bwX0 His talk on "Peeling Back the Layers of the … [Read more...]

Assistant/Associate Professor, Technical Communication/Media Studies

Mercer University’s Department of Technical Communication in the School of Engineering seeks applicants for Assistant/Associate Professor of Technical Communication.  Mercer’s Technical Communication (TCO) program is located on the Macon campus approximately 1 hour south of Atlanta.   Responsibilities: The TCO Department announces openings … [Read more...]

The Role of Emotional Intelligence and Engineering Communication

Dr. Alex Ilyasova, Director of the Professional and Technical Writing Program at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, defines emotional intelligence and describes the important role that it plays in engineering work, particularly in communication within teams. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0Ynt3pzjpQ Her research on this topic was … [Read more...]

2015 IEEE ProComm Wrap-Up and Awards

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Knappogue Castle, County Clare, Ireland Thanks again to all of those who attended the 2015 IEEE Professional Communication Society Conference in Limerick, Ireland. And thanks to our wonderful organizers, Helen Grady, George Hayhoe, the rest of the planning committee, as well as the University of Limerick and Limerick Travel for the wonderful … [Read more...]

Podcast: Engineering Success Through Better Communication, with Anthony Fasano

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In this podcast, we discuss the role that communication skills play in determining success for engineers with Anthony Fasano, author of the IEEE-Wiley series book, Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career, and strategies for improving communication skills in various formal and informal workplace … [Read more...]

2015 CPTSC Award for Excellence in Program Assessment

The Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) seeks nominations for the 2015 CPTSC Award for Excellence in Program Assessment. This award recognizes outstanding contributions that individuals, collaborators, or teams have made to program assessment in technical and scientific communication. Please … [Read more...]

Reminder: Deadline for Submitting CPTSC 2015 Conference Proposal is One Week Away (7 July)

Just a quick reminder that the deadline for submitting proposals for the 2015 CPTSC Annual Meeting/Conference is roughly one week away (July 7) -- see the Call for Proposals below. The 2015 CPTSC Annual Meeting/Conference will be held on the campus of Utah State University in Logan, UT, on October 1-3, 2015. Please submit proposals and … [Read more...]

Call for Papers/Chapters on Engineering Peace, Prosperity, and Sustainability

Working Book Title: Engineering Peace, Prosperity, and Sustainability:Ethics and Communication in Humanitarian Engineering Service-Learning in the Developing World Abstracts Due July 15, 2015 Beth Jorgensen, Saginaw Valley State University (book editor) I am seeking first-time publications for an edited volume on service-learning that … [Read more...]

Second Quarter 2015 Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Now Available

The Second Quarter 2015 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is now available online, and will be arriving in the mailboxes of members over the next several weeks (packaged with the First Quarter issue). Highlights of the issue include: 1.    Editorial:  The Basics of Reporting Research by Saul Carliner Explains the … [Read more...]

A First Step to Effective Team Communication: ‘What’ are my team members? Getting engineers to see the ‘who’

For most engineers, teamwork is an important skill that is key to success in industry, but one that is not often taught or even explicitly addressed. Educators like Patricia Sheridan are trying to change that: her work focuses on engineering student design teams, but what she has found is relevant to all practicing engineers. In a series of three … [Read more...]