Engineer Your Own Success, by Anthony Fasano, now available from Wiley-IEEE

Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career, Updated and Expanded is now available as part of the IEEE-Wiley PCS book series. Focusing on basic skills and tips for career enhancement, Engineer Your Own Success is a guide to improving efficiency and performance in any engineering field. It imparts … [Read more...]

The Elements of Visual Communication, by Melissa Clarkson

Are you in the process of composing a set of slides, a handout, or some other graphical document? You may want to read Melissa Clarkson's new contribution to the site, on The Elements of Visual Communication, where she identifies key strategies for graphically communicate (A) hierarchy, (B) grouping and (C) sequence, three relationships … [Read more...]

Remembering Professor Tom Williams

It is with sadness that we are writing to tell you that Dr. Tom Williams, Emeritus Professor of the University of Washington’s Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (formerly Technical Communication), died on January 12, 2015. He passed away comfortably at home after a long illness with his extended family around him. … [Read more...]

Request for Proposals — Technical Communication Editor-in-Chief and Host Institution

The Society for Technical Communication (STC) is soliciting proposals for the editorship of Technical Communication for a three-year, renewable commitment. The first issue for the new editor will be January 2016, but the appointed editor should be available to work with the current editor in 2015. The new editor should be an accomplished … [Read more...]

Call for Student Contributions for the “Student Perspectives” Column in STC’s Intercom magazine

The Intercom magazine, the official magazine of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), is interested in highlighting the work of students enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs in technical, scientific, professional, or business communication.  To this end, the Intercom has created a new column – “Student Perspective” … [Read more...]

CFP: Discourses of Health and Medicine

Building on the momentum of the 2013 Symposium, the University of Cincinnati will again host Discourses of Health and Medicine, September 3-4, 2015. Our keynote speakers will be Judy Segal, University of British Columbia, and Teri Thompson, University of Dayton. Featured speakers are still being rounded up. Our theme for the 2015 Symposium will … [Read more...]

CFP: Communication Design Quarterly Special Issue on “Internationalizing Information and Communication Design”

Communication Design Quarterly (CDQ), the peer reviewed publication of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)’s Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC) is soliciting article proposals for an upcoming special issue that will examine how aspects of culture, language, nationality, and globalization affect information … [Read more...]

IEEE USA Webinar: That Bullet Is Not Magic – Avoid Presentation Mistakes and Create New Best Practices

IEEE USA will be presenting a webinar, led by Dr. Traci Nathans-Kelly, on slide design for presentations, titled "That Bullet Is Not Magic - Avoid Presentation Mistakes and Create New Best Practices " on December 4, 2014, 2:00-3:00pm EDT.  … [Read more...]

Nominations for the 2015 STC Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research

Please help the Society for Technical Communication honor the distinguished research contributions of Dr. Ken Rainey by nominating yourself or a colleague for the prestigious 2015 STC Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research. The Ken Rainey award celebrates Ken Rainey’s passion for research that results in significant improvements to … [Read more...]

IEEE USA Webinar: Difficult Conversations

IEEE USA will be presenting a webinar, led by Dr. Julia Williams, on "Difficult Conversations — Strategies that can help make you a better listener, a better speaker, and a better person!" Date: 30 October 2014, Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT URL: http://www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars/2014/webinar-10-30-14.html Engineers need to take … [Read more...]