Fall 2017 Support of Writing-Intensive Engineering Courses

In Fall 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.

Statics - ENGR: 2110


Spring 2017 Statics Essay Award Winner

Allison Rowe's essay on the collapse of the Charles de Gaulle airport terminal is an eloquent exploration of how a structural failure can be traced to a series of ethically compromised design choices. Allison drafted and revised her work with splendid results: from a pool of 185 students, her essay stood out as a model of clear and original thinking. We encourage all students to read Allison's essay!


Failure and Ethics in Engineering: The 2004 Charles de Gaulle Airport Collapse - Allison Rowe


Fall 2016 Statics Essay Award Winner

The Structural and Ethical Failures of the Sewol Ferry Disaster - Timothy Holmes

Spring 2016 Statics Essay Award Winners

I-35W Highway Bridge Collapse - Austin Bourgeois

All Fall Down: The Hartford Civic Center Roof Collapse - Katherine Giles 

Autoroute 19 de la Concorde Overpass: Structural and Ethical Failures - Ankur Parupally

Fall 2015 Statics Essay Award Winners

Rana Plaza Structural and Ethical Failure - Mandy Gavin 

Lessons from Loma Prieta - Megan Helms 

Big Blue Crane Collapse - Solaris Nite 

Spring 2015 Statics Essay Award Winners

Hyatt Regency Walkway Failure - Maria Fernanda Larraga Martinez 

Rana Plaza Collapse Leads to Reform - Matthew Finley 

The Show Must Go On - Genevieve Goelz 

Fall 2014 Statics Essay Award Winners

No Leg to Stand On - Rae Ann Corrigan

The Failure of the Schoharie Creek Bridge -Michelle Knir

What Actions Can We Take to Avoid Catastrophes - Qingyang Su


Process Calculations - CBE:3125

Topical Paper Evaluation Sheet ( PDF )

Materials Science - 57:015


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 Aug. 28, 2017.