Graduate students in the College of Engineering who want to improve their writing have a new resource, thanks to a partnership between the College and the NC State Graduate School.
Dr. Katie Homar has joined NC State as an academic/technical writing specialist. Homar has planned several programs for the spring semester to assist engineering master’s and Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers with strategies for better writing, feedback on papers, help with outlines for a thesis or research article, ideas for document design and more.
Engineering Cafes are a series of hands-on writing workshops in which participants will learn and apply strategies for effective writing at any stage of their academic and professional careers. The cafes are held on Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. in Daniels Hall 214.
Friday, Jan 25 – Professional Emails
Friday, Feb. 8 – Abstracts and Article Introductions
Friday, Feb. 22 – Discussion and Conclusion Sections
Friday, March 8 – Spoken and Poster Presentations
Friday, March 22 – Progress Reports
Friday, April 5 – Persuasive Proposals
Grad School + COE Partners Events
These interactive events are a partnership between the Graduate School and departments in the College of Engineering.
CCEE 3-Minute Thesis Information Session
Feb. 4, 3 to 5 p.m., 307 Mann Hall
Learn about the structure of successful 3-Minute Thesis presentations and visuals.
Preliminary Proposals Workshop
March 29, 3 to 5 p.m., 1021 Engineering Building II
This workshop planned with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers assistance with preliminary dissertation proposals. It is open to students from all engineering departments.
To learn more about Engineering Cafes or Partners Events, go to go.ncsu.edu/gradworkshops.
More information on Homar’s work with COE students is available at go.ncsu.edu/engineerwriting.