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Meeting MS&T22: Materials Science & Technology
Symposium Curricular Innovations and Continuous Improvement of Academic Programs (and Satisfying ABET along the Way): The Elizabeth Judson Memorial Symposium
Presentation Title Technical Communication: Graduate Student Training via Regular Reporting within I/UCRCs
Author(s) Kester D. Clarke
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Kester D. Clarke
Abstract Scope Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRCs) are NSF research centers with the goals of workforce training, industrially relevant research, and creating connections between universities, industry, and government organizations. Thus, I/ICRCs provide opportunities for students to be mentored by industry or national laboratory professionals and strengthen technical capabilities by relating basic research and industrial relevance. In addition to technical skill development, these centers provide many opportunities to strengthen student communication skills. For example, at Mines, the Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center and the Center for Advanced Non-Ferrous Structural Alloys hold bi-annual center conferences and videoconferences in-between where students write update reports, executive summaries, and communicate their work through in-person and virtual technical talks or posters. These are golden opportunities for students to learn to communicate complex research to experts in industry. It also challenges them to tailor communication to various audiences and develops their soft skills via professional networking opportunities.
Proceedings Inclusion? Undecided

OTHER PAPERS PLANNED FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM

ABET and Continuous Improvement: What's New, and Q&A
Assisting Curation of Open-Source Textbook with Natural Language Processing
Helping to Prepare Students for Communicating in the Professional World
Inclusive Pedagogy in Introductory Materials Science Courses
Introducing Students to the Importance of Materials in Sustainability
Investigating the Effects of Different Instructional Methods on Student Performance and Satisfaction in Online Learning
Machine Learning and Data Science in the MSE Undergraduate Program
Preparing Engineering Students to Work in and Design Solutions for Diverse Populations
Teaching Glass across Disciplines at Alfred University
Technical Communication: Graduate Student Training via Regular Reporting within I/UCRCs
The Material Science Core: A Need to Align Worldviews?

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