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.

ATTW 2019 Conference Information

ATTW 2019 is one week away! We wanted to round up all the information about conference events in one place as everyone prepares for their travel. Hopefully, this answers your last minute questions, but if not, please feel free to contact us at attworg@gmail.com.

Have a look at the  ATTW 2019 Program Previews and plan your conference!
Tuesday, March 12 Program Schedule & Sessions
Wednesday, March 13 Program Schedule & Sessions
Wednesday, March 13 Poster Session

All ATTW conference events are held at the Westin Pittsburgh,  1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Registration

If you haven’t registered, please do so by Friday, March 8. While you will be able to register on-site at the conference, the registration costs will be increased. Registering early lets us provide the hotel with a more accurate headcount, and it promotes a more efficient check-in process at the conference. Plus, you’ll have a printed name-tag. Here’s the registration link:

Register for ATTW 2019 Two-Day Conference

Social media

Plan to tweet using the #attwcon hashtag.

Conference Check-in

Check-in and registration will be available in the atrium on the second floor of the Westin on Tuesday, March 12, beginning at 8:30 am.
Check-in and registration will be available outside of the Pennsylvania Ballroom on Wednesday, March 13, beginning at 7:30 am.
The main room for ATTW on Wednesday will be the Pennsylvania Ballroom.

If you preregistered for the conference:

Look for someone with a cellphone or tablet to get you checked in quickly through Eventbrite. Pick up your nametag and program, and have a great conference!

If you registered, but need to pay onsite:

Look for Brian Blackburne & Michelle Eble. They’ll help you finish your registration.

If you missed the online registration window:

Look for Brian Blackburne. He will be handling onsite registrations. Here are the costs for onsite registrations:

Full-time faculty or professionals $170.00
Contingent faculty $100.00
Students $70.00

Poster Presentation Information

The Poster Presentation Session is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13, from 11:15 am-12:15 pm in the Pennsylvania Ballroom Posters should be 30″ x 40″ or smaller to fit on the foam boards that will be provided.  We will provide foam boards, binder clips, and push pins to mount the posters. Then the foam boards will be displayed on easels.

Presenter Information

Rooms will have a projector, screen, and Internet access. Presenters should bring laptops and connecting dongles for audio visual.

Each session is an hour and fifteen minutes. In general, with a panel of four, each presenter has fifteen minutes, leaving fifteen minutes for questions. The issue of when to take questions is up to the chair and the panel, but taking questions at the end, by which time everyone has had time to present, is a good idea. Please stick to your time in the session.

Publisher Exhibits

Please make an effort to visit the publisher exhibits on Wednesday, March 13. They will be set-up in the Pennsylvania Ballroom for the majority of the day. Thanks to Bedford St. Martin’s/Macmillan Learning; Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group; and University Press of Colorado & Utah State University Press for participating in this year’s conference.

Research Methods Workshops

The Research Methods workshop will take place Tuesday, March 12 from 1:30 pm-5:30 pm in the Armstrong Room in the Westin.

The room will have a projector and screen, but facilitators and participants should bring laptops.

There will be a short break from 2:45-3:15.

Women in TC Luncheon

The luncheon is scheduled in the Pennsylvania Ballroom on Wednesday, March 13, 12:15 pm-1:30 pm. Registration is required for this event. Organizers will check people in at the door using the Eventbrite registration information.

Accessibility

If you have have accessibility concerns for which you need assistance, please contact Michelle Eble at eblem@ecu.edu.

ATTW 2019 Conference Registration Open

Program chairs Marie Moeller and Han Yu invite you to the 22nd Annual Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) two-day conference, “Accountability in Technical Communication,” which will be held at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA, on March 12-13, 2019, immediately preceding the Conference on College Composition and Communication. The ATTW conference includes a plenary, concurrent sessions, book exhibits, an editor’s roundtable, and opportunities for exchanging ideas and networking.

Register for the conference here: https://attw2019.eventbrite.com

Eventbrite is your one-stop-shop for conference events in Pittsburgh including registration for the conference, the Research Methods Workshops on Tuesday March 13th, and the Women in Technical Communication Luncheon on Wednesday, March 14.

We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh!

Conference Program
For additional information about the conference schedule/program (when it is available), go to https://attw.org/2019-conference/.

ATTW Membership
Please make sure your ATTW membership is up to date. For more information on joining or renewing your ATTW membership, go to https://attw.org/about-attw/membership/

If you have questions about tickets or have difficulty registering, please contact attworg@gmail.com.

ATTW 2019 Research Methods Workshops

ATTW 2019 Research Methods Workshops

Call for Participation
Westin Convention Center
Pittsburgh, PA
March 12, 2019 1:30-5:30

Scholarships Available!

The Research Methods Workshops are an initiative of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) aimed at providing an opportunity for those entering the profession and those less trained in research to develop more sophisticated research skills.

This year, ATTW is sponsoring two Research Methods Workshops:

  • Full–Natasha N. Jones, University of Central Florida & Miriam F. Williams, Texas State University, on Using Narrative Inquiry Methods in Technical Communication
  • Cancelled–Luuk Van Waes & Mariëlle Leijten, University of Antwerp, Belgium, on Using Keystroke Logging in Writing Research

These two half-day workshops will be held in Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday afternoon, March 12, 1:30-5:30.  This is the first day of the ATTW conference (March 12-13) and the day before the CCCC conference (March 13-16).

Each workshop focuses on a methodology for data analysis and is designed to help researchers devise and try out an analytic approach. Using Narrative Inquiry Methods in Technical Communication with Natasha N. Jones and Miriam F. Williams, focuses on narrative inquiry, an inclusive and collaborative approach to designing and communicating research.  Using Keystroke Logging in Writing Research with Luuk Van Waes & Mariëlle Leijten focuses on the use of Inputlog for collecting and analyzing keystroke data on writing processes.

Registration for each workshop is $100.  Ten scholarships of $200 each are available to graduate students to defray the cost of the workshop and hotel.

Participation in these workshops is awarded on a competitive basis and constitutes a place on the ATTW program.

Applications are due January 25, 2019 and acceptances will be emailed to you by February 5.

Questions about these workshops can be directed to Cheryl Geisler (cgeisler@sfu.ca), Chair of the ATTW Committee on Research.