CCCCs Technical and Scientific Communication Awards

Congratulations to the following recipients of the CCCCs 2019 Technical and Scientific Communication Awards. These awards were announced at the ATTW awards reception and the CCCCs awards ceremony on March 13 and March 15 in Pittburgh.

Outstanding Dissertation Award in Technical Communication
Julie Collins Bates, Illinois State University
“Toward an Interventionary Rhetoric for Technical Communication Studies.”

Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication
Christa Teston. Bodies in Flux: Scientific Methods for Negotiating Medical Uncertainty. University of Chicago Press. 2017

Best Original Collection of Essays in Technical or Scientific Communication
Natalia Matveeva, Michelle Moosally, and Russell Willerton, Eds. Special Issue on Plain Language, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 2017.

Best Article Reporting Historical Research or Textual Studies in Technical and Scientific Communication
Lilly Campbell. “Simulation genres and student uptakes: The patient health record in clinical nursing simulations.”  Written Communication, 2017.

Best Article on Pedagogy or Curriculum in Technical or Scientific Communication
Lynda Walsh. “Visual invention and the composition of scientific research graphics: A topological approach.”  Written Communication, 2018.

Best Article on Philosophy or Theory of Technical or Scientific Communication
Jordan Frith. “Big Data, Technical Communication, and the Smart City.”  Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 2017.

Best Article Reporting Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical or Scientific Communication
Julie Watts. “Beyond Flexibility and Convenience: Using the Community of Inquiry Framework to Assess the Value of Online Graduate Education in Technical and Professional Communication.”  Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 2017.

Geisler and Zachry Elevated to ATTW Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Cheryl Geisler of Simon Fraser University and Dr. Mark Zachry of University of Washington, who were elevated to ATTW Fellow at the 2019 ATTW Conference in Pittsburgh, PA on March 13, 2019.

The citations read by Bill Hart-Davidson will be posted here soon.

ATTW Fellows are named and honored for their major contributions to the organization and to the discipline of technical communication.

The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) is an active professional organization of teachers, researchers, and practitioners of technical communication. Formed in 1973 to encourage dialogue among teachers of technical communication and to develop technical communication as an academic discipline, the organization boasts an international and interdisciplinary membership. ATTW produces Technical Communication Quarterly, a leading academic journal, and it collaborates with Taylor & Francis/Routledge to publish the ATTW Book Series in Technical and Professional Communication.

ATTW Announces 2019 Graduate Research Awards

ATTW is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 ATTW Graduate Research Awards. In our commitment to advancing graduate students in the field, the award’s purpose is to support and advance the research of graduate students in the latter stages of their PhD programs.

Congratulations to the following recipients for their potential contributions to research in technical and professional communication:

Postcolonial Technologies & Magic Language: Critical Discourse of GhanaPostGPS
Edzordzi Agbozo, Michigan Tech

Ways to Move, Ways to Map: Making Space for Neurodiversity in Design
Leah Heilig, Texas Tech University

A Techne of Marginality: Theorizing from Black Minds to Hold White Bodies Accountable
Cecilia D. Shelton, East Carolina University

#MeToo, Multi-Layered Platforms, and Platforms of Power
Sarah Warren-Riley, Illinois State University

The Graduate Research Award recipients presented their work at a featured session at the ATTW Conference in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 and were honored at the awards ceremony.

The award selection committee was really impressed with the quality and potential contributions of these research projects as well as the others submitted.

The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) is an active professional organization of teachers, researchers, and practitioners of technical communication. Formed in 1973 to encourage dialogue among teachers of technical communication and to develop technical communication as an academic discipline, the organization boasts an international and interdisciplinary membership. ATTW produces Technical Communication Quarterly, a leading academic journal, and it collaborates with Taylor & Francis/Routledge to publish the ATTW Book Series in Technical and Professional Communication.

Kessler and Graham Awarded 2019 Nell Ann Pickett Award

Congratulations to Molly M. Kessler and S. Scott Graham who were awarded the Nell Ann Pickett Award for their article, “Terminal Node Problems: ANT 2.0 and Prescription Drug Labels,” published in Technical Communication Quarterly, Volume 27.2, 2018. 

The Award Selection Committee noted that “Kessler and Graham ambitiously challenge presuppositions of actor-network theory research in technical communication, in particular past synchronic approaches and explanations of durability.  But they do not limit their research to critique, also offering innovative ways to reframe such problems. Their demonstration of diachronic processes of PDL construction opens up new research pathways, and we believe this article will be a reference point for scholars applying actor-network theory for years to come.”

The Nell Ann Pickett Award is given annually for the best article in ATTW’s journal, Technical Communication Quarterly, for the previous publication year. Judges for the award are previous award winners. It is named for a founding member of the association who initiated the award and originally funded it.

The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) is an active professional organization of teachers, researchers, and practitioners of technical communication. Formed in 1973 to encourage dialogue among teachers of technical communication and to develop technical communication as an academic discipline, the organization boasts an international and interdisciplinary membership. ATTW produces Technical Communication Quarterly, a leading academic journal, and it collaborates with Taylor & Francis/Routledge to publish the ATTW Book Series in Technical and Professional Communication.

ATTW Announces 2019 Amplification Awards

ATTW is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 ATTW Amplification Awards. As part of ATTW’s commitment to social justice practices and increasing organizational participation and supporting research from underrepresented scholars and teachers of technical communication, ATTW offers up to three awards to recognize and amplify the important contributions of underrepresented students and/or non-tenure track faculty presenting at ATTW 2019 in Pittsburgh. The award includes a conference registration waiver and financial assistance ($500) with the costs of traveling to ATTW 2019. Award recipients were honored at the ATTW awards reception.

Congratulations to the following recipients who presented their research at the ATTW 2019 Conference in Pittsburgh

Exploring Documentation and Rhetorical Practices of Addressing Public Health Crises During Nepal Earthquake 2015
Sweta Baniya, Purdue University

“My Blood Cells When I Take My Truvada”: Examining Twitter Users’ Engagement with PrEP, Truvada, and Sexual Health
Ryan Murphy, Purdue University

The award selection committee was really impressed with the quality and potential contributions of these research projects as well as the others submitted. Award recipients were featured and presented their research in at the annual ATTW conference, which was held on March 12-13, 2019, in Pittsburgh.

The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) is an active professional organization of teachers, researchers, and practitioners of technical communication. Formed in 1973 to encourage dialogue among teachers of technical communication and to develop technical communication as an academic discipline, the organization boasts an international and interdisciplinary membership. ATTW produces Technical Communication Quarterly, a leading academic journal, and it collaborates with Taylor & Francis/Routledge to publish the ATTW Book Series in Technical and Professional Communication.

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ATTW Amplification Awards

As part of ATTW’s commitment to social justice practices and increasing organizational participation and supporting research from underrepresented scholars and teachers of technical communication, ATTW is offering up to three awards to recognize and amplify the important contributions of underrepresented students and/or non-tenure track faculty presenting at ATTW 2018 in Kansas City, Kansas. The award includes a conference registration waiver and financial assistance ($500) with the costs of traveling to ATTW 2018. Award recipients will be honored at the ATTW awards reception.

Eligible candidates for this award include students and non-tenure-track faculty whose race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and/or nationality are underrepresented in the field of technical communication. Applications include an extended abstract (not more than 750 words) that summarizes the applicant’s ATTW presentation and its contribution(s) to the field of technical communication. The Awards Selection Committee will prioritize abstracts that are clearly defined and offer significant pedagogical, theoretical, and/or methodological contributions to the field of technical communication.

ATTW Announces 2018 Amplification Awards

ATTW is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 ATTW Amplification Awards. As part of ATTW’s commitment to social justice practices and increasing organizational participation and supporting research from underrepresented scholars and teachers of technical communication, ATTW offers up to three awards to recognize and amplify the important contributions of underrepresented students and/or non-tenure track faculty presenting at ATTW 2018 in Kansas City, Kansas. The award includes a conference registration waiver and financial assistance ($500) with the costs of traveling to ATTW 2018. Award recipients were honored at the ATTW awards reception.

Congratulations to the following recipients who presented their research at the ATTW 2018 Conference in Kansas City, Kansas.

Localization Usability for Social Justice: Exploring Usability Implementation in Global North Technology in the Context of a Global South Country
Keshab Acharya, University at Buffalo-SUNY

You’ve Recruited Black Graduate Students, Now What?: Eliminating Privileged Socialization Practices for Minority Students in Graduate TPC Programs
Temptaous Mckoy, East Carolina University

Headwraps & Hoops in TPC: Decolonizing Professionalism through Dress & Work Practices
Constance Haywood, East Carolina University

The award selection committee was really impressed with the quality and potential contributions of these research projects as well as the others submitted. Award recipients were featured and presented their research in at the annual ATTW conference, which was held on March 13-14, 2018, in Kansas City, KS.

The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) is an active professional organization of teachers, researchers, and practitioners of technical communication. Formed in 1973 to encourage dialogue among teachers of technical communication and to develop technical communication as an academic discipline, the organization boasts an international and interdisciplinary membership. ATTW produces Technical Communication Quarterly, a leading academic journal, and it collaborates with Taylor & Francis/Routledge to publish the ATTW Book Series in Technical and Professional Communication.

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ATTW Amplification Awards

As part of ATTW’s commitment to social justice practices and increasing organizational participation and supporting research from underrepresented scholars and teachers of technical communication, ATTW is offering up to three awards to recognize and amplify the important contributions of underrepresented students and/or non-tenure track faculty presenting at ATTW 2018 in Kansas City, Kansas. The award includes a conference registration waiver and financial assistance ($500) with the costs of traveling to ATTW 2018. Award recipients will be honored at the ATTW awards reception.

Eligible candidates for this award include students and non-tenure-track faculty whose race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and/or nationality are underrepresented in the field of technical communication. Applications include an extended abstract (not more than 750 words) that summarizes the applicant’s ATTW presentation and its contribution(s) to the field of technical communication. The Awards Selection Committee will prioritize abstracts that are clearly defined and offer significant pedagogical, theoretical, and/or methodological contributions to the field of technical communication.