Day: September 24, 2012

Technical Communication Scholars to Converge on Tech

Technical CommunicationMichigan Tech is hosting the 40th Annual Meeting of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) Thursday to Saturday, September 27 to 29. It is one of the largest international meetings of its kind, according to Ron Strickland, chair of the humanities department, and it brings many benefits with it.

Strickland said the annual meeting is also a chance to showcase the University’s humanities programs, faculty, and facilities. The humanities department will set up a couple of tables to present their publications and grants, one focusing on technical communication.

Read more at Tech Today, by Dennis Walikainen.


NY Times Article Leads to Scholarly Text

Beatrice SmithBeatrice Smith was intrigued by an article she read in the New York Times: jobs were being outsourced to her native Ghana. Her curiosity led her into a yearlong study resulting in “Reading and Writing in the Global Workplace: Gender, Literacy, and Outsourcing in Ghana,” recently published by Lexington Books.

Smith, an associate professor of literacy studies in Michigan Tech’s humanities department, looked at data-processing work coming from US health care companies, utilities, municipalities and others.

Read more at Tech Today, by Dennis Walikainen.


Boots to Briefcases: Veterans as Entrepreneurs

Vet EmploymentPart of his research project, which is currently sponsored by the Michigan Tech Research Excellence Fund (REF), seeks to build more awareness and future connections between the Veteran’s Affairs Office, the University (including [Air Force and Army] ROTC programs) and veterans themselves.

“ROTC has shown great interest,” Saurav Pathak says, “and we will be traveling to the Ishpeming, Marquette and Calumet Armories to talk about my work and see how much interest there really is.”

Read more at Tech Today, by Dennis Walikainen.