Spring 2017 Support of Writing-Intensive Engineering Courses
In Spring 2017, 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 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 )
Fall 2016 Statics Essay Award Winner
Congratulations to Timothy Holmes, our latest award winner! Timothy drafted and revised his work with splendid results: from a pool of 272 students, his essay on 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 Tim's essay!
Spring 2016 Statics Essay Award Winners
Fall 2015 Statics Essay Award Winners
Spring 2015 Statics Essay Award Winners
Fall 2014 Statics Essay Award Winners
Chemical Process Safety - CBE:3105
Getting an Appointment
Signing up for a writing appointment is easy. Go to our home page and click "Schedule now": ( https://hanson.mywconline.com/ ). Appointments are available Monday-Friday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., starting Feb. 1, 2017.