Summer 2016 Support of Writing-Intensive Engineering Courses
In Summer 2016, The Hanson Center for Technical Communication (HCTC) will grade the Statics writing project.
APA Style Guide ( Purdue OWL )
For citation guidelines, the HCTC recommends that students refer to the Purdue Online Writing Lab. This is a reliable resource that is updated regularly to adhere to current APA style standards. Giving credit where credit is due demonstrates your integrity as an engineer.
Writing Assignment ( PDF )
- Writing Evaluation Sheet ( PDF )
- Petroski, H. - "Failure is Always an Option" - ( PDF )
- Martin, R. - Tacoma Narrows Failure - ( PDF )
- Statics Assignment Slideshow ( PowerPoint )
- Engineering Case Studies Online
- NSPE Code of Ethics
- Idiot's Guide to Plagiarism ( PowerPoint )
Spring 2016 Statics Essay Award Winners
Austin Bourgeois, Katherine Giles, Ankur Parupally
Congratulations to our latest essay award winners! Austin, Katherine, and Ankur drafted and revised their work with splendid results: from a pool of 201 possible essays, their discussions of how engineers cope with and learn from failure demonstrated the highest possible excellence in communicating complex technical issues for a general audience. We encourage all students to read these essays!
Fall 2015 Statics Essay Award Winners
Spring 2015 Statics Essay Award Winners
Fall 2014 Statics Essay Award Winners
Process Calculations - CBE:2105
Getting an Appointment
Signing up for a writing appointment is easy. Sign-up sheets are posted on the door of room 2224 SC, in the Student Commons area. Appointments are available Monday-Friday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.,