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...]

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...]

International Virtual Teams: Engineering Global Success, by Pam Estes Brewer, now available from Wiley-IEEE

International Virtual Teams: Engineering Global Success is now available as part of the IEEE-Wiley PCS book series. As a complete guide to international virtual team communication with practical problem-solving strategies, this book is a must read for managers and engineers in all stages of their professional development This book provides … [Read more...]

First Quarter 2015 Issue of the Transactions Now Available

The First Quarter 2015 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is now available. Highlights of the issue include research articles on "Critical Factors Influencing Innovation Diffusion on Corporate Websites," "A Reexamination of Fortune 500 Homepage Design Practices," "Remaking the Pitch: Reuse Strategies in Entrepreneurs’ … [Read more...]

CFP: IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication: December 2016 Special Issue on Entrepreneurship Communication

Guest editor: Clay Spinuzzi (University of Texas at Austin), clay.spinuzzi@utexas.edu Entrepreneurs must communicate constantly. When they develop an innovation, look at possible markets, conduct market research, seek intellectual property protection, develop a business model, and pitch to stakeholders, they are engaging in professional … [Read more...]