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Meeting MS&T22: Materials Science & Technology
Symposium ACerS/TMS Emerging Faculty Symposium
Presentation Title Integrating Scientific Writing into Undergraduate Level Traditional Engineering Courses
Author(s) Mengying Liu
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Mengying Liu
Abstract Scope As more engineering students participate in research and attend graduate school, scientific writing has become a desired skill but not yet been adequately taught at undergraduate level. Oftentimes, it can be challenging to effectively communicate the expectations, which makes students dislike the writing assignments and leaves us as faculties with the burden of providing constructive feedback. We practice this integration of scientific writing into solid mechanics and materials engineering courses at a primarily undergraduate institution. Each semester, we set aside 3-4 lectures time for writing, with each focusing on one specific topic at a time. A “flip” style is applied -- students work in groups, then we monitor and address their problems in time. This significantly reduces the amount of work for both faculties and students. After showcasing the practices, we would like to hear your story and discuss how to improve the teaching and learning experience better.
Proceedings Inclusion? Undecided


A Department Chair Perspective on the Faculty Search Process
Building Compassion and Human Bridges through Research Collaborations
Contributing to Academic Culture as Individuals
Funding, Mentoring and Broadening Participation: Opportunities and Pathways
Integrating Scientific Writing into Undergraduate Level Traditional Engineering Courses
Life-Lessons from a Career Spent Interacting with International Professional Societies and Research Collaborations
Navigating the National Science Foundation - Tips for Early Career Faculty and Researchers
Successfully Transitioning from a Teaching-Intensive to a Research-Intensive University while on the Tenure-Track
The STEM Ambassador Program: Engaging Materials Scientists with Public Groups – Where They Live, Work, Recreate, and Gather

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