Reminder: IEEE ProComm Elections for AdCom Until December 7th, 2015

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A reminder that elections for AdCom are ongoing, until December 7th, 2015. Voting can be done at the IEEE Election website, at this address: You can see the link to ProComm's election link on the right side list of active elections, but will need to be a member to vote. Candidates for … [Read more...]

IEEE-USA Webinar: From Page to Stage: Preparing Your Research for Presentation

Dr. Julia Williams will be giving a webinar on November 19th, 2015, 2:00-3:00pm EDT on Preparing your Research for Presentation. Whether you are student working toward a degree or a professional engineer conducting research, you will always need to take the written version of your work from its form in a lab notebook, a report, or a paper and … [Read more...]

Using a Storyboard to Plan a Presentation

How do you start a presentation? If you have looked for a strategy to plan an oral presentation, you might want to consider Storyboarding, an important technique for planning described by Melissa Clarkson in this post. This technique for developing the structure and content of a presentation helps take you away from slideware to start, so that … [Read more...]

CFP: ProComm 2016, Communicating Entrepreneurship and Innovation, October 2-5 at the University of Texas, Austin

ProComm 2016, October 2-5 at the University of Texas, Austin, welcomes papers, panels, and workshops on the teaching, learning, and practice of communication in engineering and technical contexts. We also welcome papers that address this year’s conference theme, Communicating Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Entrepreneurs, as creators of … [Read more...]

Call for Administrative Committee (AdCom) Nominations 2015

The IEEE Professional Communication Society is managed by an administrative committee (AdCom) comprising 12 volunteers who work to assure that our society serves its members and the field of technical and professional communication. If you are interested in a higher level of involvement in PCS and IEEE, we invite you to consider being a candidate … [Read more...]

Yvonne Cleary & Darina Slattery: Communication Strategies for Virtual Teams

More and more, engineers are working in virtual teams, spanning the globe. What communication strategies does working in a virtual team necessitate, or what problems does it create? Yvonne Cleary and Darina Slattery of the University of Limerick present the findings of their research into communication strategies in virtual teams, identifying … [Read more...]

Communication Practices in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Research for Food and Water Safety, Ed. David Wright

The latest Wiley-IEEE Professional Communication Society book is now out. Through the eyes and experiences of experts in the fields, Communication Practices in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Research for Food and Water Safety examines the ways in which communication has framed food and water safety issues in the recent past. As well, this … [Read more...]

Derek Ross: Land Ethics in Technical Communication (Lufkin Award Winner)

Derek Ross of Auburn University gives us an overview of his Lufkin Award (2015) winning paper, "Conversations about place: Dialogic ethics and land ethics in technical communication," co-authored with Russell Willerton, of Boise State University. Here, he defines land ethics, and discusses how they might apply to technical communication … [Read more...]

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. 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 … [Read more...]