Candidates on Slate for 2019–2021 AdCom

A slate of five candidates for election to the PCS Administrative Committee (AdCom) for 2019–2021 has been announced. Brian Ballentine, West Virginia University Brian.Ballentine@mail.wvu.edu Darina Slattery, University of Limerick … [Continue reading]

Call for Proposals: 8th Annual Symposium on Communicating Complex Information (SCCI)

February 25-26, 2019 Louisiana Tech University/Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Paper and panel proposals due Friday, 26 October 2018 Poster proposals due Monday, 15 January 2019 Call for Proposals The organizers of the Symposium on Communicating … [Continue reading]

3Q18 Issue of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

The September 2018 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communicationhas recently been published online. If you are a paper subscriber, you will receive the issue, printed together with the December issue, in early December. Volume 61, … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Thinking of your Presentation as a Performance

By Lydia Wilkinson Oral presentations can strike fear into the hearts of many an engineer. This discomfort is something all actors have had to deal with at some point, and that the discipline has developed strategies to address. Performers think … [Continue reading]

Updated Due Date: Special Issue on User-Generated Content and Its Effects on the Profession (December 2019)

Proposals for the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Special Issue on User-Generated Content and Its Effects on the Profession (December 2019) are now due June 15th, 2018. Please see the original CFP for more information. … [Continue reading]

Do “I-statements” Help or Hinder Communication in Professional Contexts?

In her internationally best-selling book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, advises women to “speak your truth” but to do so in an appropriate, yet non-threatening way—to be “not brutally … [Continue reading]

How we understand, teach, and learn about engineering ethics

Ethics has long been acknowledged as central to engineering education; yet current approaches to teaching engineering ethics fail to understand the the psychological and philosophical literature about how ethics are learned. The three dominant modes … [Continue reading]

IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Call for Submissions: Special Issue on User-Generated Content and Its Effects on the Profession (December 2019)

Guest editors: Josephine Walwema (Oakland University), Hilary Sarat-St. Peter (Columbia College Chicago), and Felicia Chong (Oakland University) A smartphone user types “extend smartphone battery life” into a browser search box; the results … [Continue reading]

Joanna Wolfe on Gender Dynamics in Engineering Teams

In engineering teams, gender dynamics can disproportionately impact women, limiting or circumscribing their roles in those team environments.  At our last conference in Madison,  Joanna Wolfe - Director of the Global Communication Center, Teaching … [Continue reading]