Engineering by PowerPoint

News in recent days about the process and decision making tools used by Boeing in the Boeing 737 Max case reminds us about the importance of communication tools in engineering. As reported by The Daily Herald [1], Boeing made a detailed presentation to the FAA after the 737 Max Lion Air crash that argued that they had shown “no process violation or … [Read more...]

ProComm 2019 Wrap-up

A wonderful venue for our reception at Aachen's Great Hall Aachen provided a wonderful backdrop to a great and productive conference. From the opening reception at the Forum M in the center of town, to the keynotes by Martina Ziefle and Jan Borchers, to a wonderful reception at Aachen's Great Hall, our hosts provided us with a great environment … [Read more...]

Candidates on Slate for 2020-2022 Board of Governors

A slate of seven candidates for election to the ProComm Board of Governors for 2020–2022 has been announced. Alan Chong, University of Toronto Kira Dreher, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar Joyce Karreman, University of Twente Chris Lam, University of North Texas Bob Lyons, Consultant Laura Patterson, The University of British Colombia Doug … [Read more...]

Why “Engineered to Speak”​ should be the next book you read for your professional development goals

Ryan Boettger - Editor, Book Series in Professional Engineering Communication, Wiley IEEE Press Engineered to Speak: Helping You Create and Deliver Engaging Technical Presentations launches today! I also have a limited number of promo codes for 25%-35% off the sale price. DM me if you would like a code for the launch date. Take a few … [Read more...]

Revised IEEE ProComm Constitution and Bylaws

Season's greetings everyone! Just a quick note that our constitution and bylaws have been revised, approved by the Board of Governors, and approved by the Vice President of Technical Activities for the IEEE on December 20th, 2018. These documents, available below, will go into effect "unless at least ten (10) percent of the Society members object … [Read more...]

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...]