Assistant or Associate Professor-Professional & Technical Writing: Colorado University

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor and Director of the Professional and Technical Writing Program (PTW) to start August 2019. The mission of the PTW program is to prepare students to participate critically and ethically in professional and technical communication … [Read more...]

Review of Engineering Justice: Transforming Engineering Education and Practice

The first review of the IEEE Professional Communication Society - Wiley book Engineering Justice: Transforming Engineering Education and Practice has arrived, and the reception is very positive. In her review for the International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, Marybeth Lima … [Read more...]

Ryan Boettger, Editor of the IEEE PCS-Wiley Book Series, interviewed on the challenges of integrating and engaging with Millennials in engineering organizations

Ryan Boettger, editor of the IEEE PCS-Wiley Book Series, was recently interviewed in Supply & Chain Demand Executive. He spoke on the challenges of integrating and engaging with Millennials in engineering organizations, nothing that “when Baby Boomers were coming into the workforce, they were told not to expect anything until they reached age … [Read more...]

Podcast: Karen A. Schriver, Winner of 2017 Joenk Award, Interviewed by George Hayhoe

As indicated previously, Karen A. Schriver is the 2017 winner of the Joenk Award for the best paper in the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication for her paper "Plain Language in the United States Gains Momentum: 1940–2015."  Listen to her speak about her research into Plain Language in an interview with George Hayhoe, Editor of the IEEE … [Read more...]

Request for Proposals for Guest Editorship and Special Issue Topic
: IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication requests proposals for guest editorship and special issue topic for the December 2019 issue. Anyone may propose a topic and apply for guest editor status. Guest editors need not be members of the IEEE Professional Communication Society. The proposed guest editor may be a single person or a … [Read more...]

Engineering Judgement and Engineering Communication

J. Scott Weedon, winner of the 2017 Lufkin award for best paper, describes the important relationship between engineering judgement and engineering communication, showing how understanding this relationship can improve both aspects of your engineering work. In this short video interview, hear how communication has an important role in shaping … [Read more...]

Candidates on Slate for 2018–2020 AdCom

A slate of six candidates for election to the PCS Administrative Committee (AdCom) for 2018–2020 has been announced. Claas Digmayer, RWTH Aachen University, Germany David Kmiec, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States Sean Moseley, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, United States Sarah Read, Portland State University, … [Read more...]

Jon Leydens On Intercultural Communication, Engineering, and Social Justice

Dr. Jon Leydens, co-author of Engineering Justice: Transforming Engineering Education and Practice, spoke to us at ProComm 2017 about the growing importance of intercultural communication and social justice in engineering practice, how current approaches fail to prepare our future engineers to confront these issues, and strategies for addressing … [Read more...]

PCS at IEEE Sections Congress, Australia: Ryan Boettger’s Ignite Talk

Brian Traynor and Ryan Boettger represented PCS at IEEE Sections Congress—‚a triennial gathering of IEEE Section leadership—in Sydney, Australia in August this year. 1250 IEEE members from 165 countries participated the event. We were able to introduce PCS and its activities and publications to many IEEE members from around the world. Ryan’s Ignite … [Read more...]

Visual Rhetoric: Making Arguments Visually Using Elements of Visual Grammar

When designing visuals, we often neglect to identify a purpose beyond simply representing data. But visuals - particularly data visuals and infographics - are most effective when they are designed with a clear purpose in mind, particularly if they contribute to an argument. Melissa Clarkson's earlier post on The Elements of Visual … [Read more...]