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Julia WilliamsPresident’s eNotice—from Julia Williams, PCS President

Diversity Scholarship Available for IPCC 2014 in Pittsburgh!



Carnegie Mellon University's English Department is offering three graduate student travel scholarships for the purpose of increasing diversity in technical and professional communication. This scholarship is available to any graduate student:
  • who has submitted a final paper accepted for inclusion in the IPCC 2014 proceedings;
  • and who either represent or have demonstrated a commitment to advancing an underrepresented community in technical and professional communication in their respective region, or internationally.
The scholarship waives the conference fee ($185) and provides the winners $500 to cover travel expenses to attend IPCC 2014. Graduate students who are interested in the Carnegie Mellon Diversity Scholarship must submit a letter explaining how they represent an underrepresented community in the field of technical and professional communication. Factors that determine an underrepresented community may include (but are not limited to) ethnicity, disability, gender, and nationality. For more information, contact Suguru Ishizaki, conference chair for IPCC 2014.


Talking Technology with Non-Technical Audiences

In a recent article published in IEEE-USA's Today's Engineer, PCS President Julia Williams was interviewed about the ways in which engineers can communicate more effectively with the public.



"There are two main reasons for engineers and other technology people to get out and talk to the general, non-technical public." The first reason is to help improve the public understanding of your field, which may mystify people even if they depend upon it. "This is your chance to make sure your ideas get out in the world," Williams says. You can read the entire article at Today's Engineer.

Free E-Books from IEEE-USA

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