Tag Archives: technical communication

A nice way to be recognized

These past few months, Wiley Publishing has been promoting a “Women in Engineering” site that highlights how women are contributing to the many facets of engineering work. When I was first approached, I wasn’t sure if I was a good fit, as I’m not an engineer, per se. Rather, I support the communication work that engineers do.  But the sponsors of the project would not be deterred, and they wanted me on their list.

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So, I’m very happy to share that wonderful effort here.  The specific piece with my story can be downloaded from that page or here. nathans-kelly_wiley-WiEpage 2


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Professional Engineering Communication series by Wiley-IEEE Press is growing again!

I happy to announce the SEVENTH book in the Professional Engineering Communication series is now available. As the editor of this series, I’m proud to work with these professionals to bring their vision to fruition.

Information Overload: A Challenge to Professional Engineers and Technical Communicators. (eds: Strother, Ulijn, Fazal).
A Scientific Approach to Writing for Scientists and Engineers. (Berger).
Negotiating Cultural Encounters: Case Studies in Intercultural Engineering and Technical Communication. (eds. Yu and Savage).
Slide Rules: Design, Build, and Archive Presentations in Engineering and Technical Fields.  (Nathans-Kelly, Nicometo). See an excerpted principle from Slides Rules on this page on slide titles
Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career. (Fasano).
International Virtual Teams: Engineering Global Success. (Pam Estes Brewer).
Communication Practices in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Research for Food and Water Safety . (Ed. David Wright).

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New semester begins at the U of Wisconsin-Madison!

As odd as it is, school begins today (Friday). It will be great to catch up with my Technical Communication students who are returning from their internships!


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A week with the best of the best…

I just finished my week with the incoming and continuing students enrolled in the Masters of Engineering Professional Practice cohorts. They are an incredible and insightful group of practicing engineering professionals. I look forward to working with them in the future.

This week, we saw presentations from the summer research group, with stunning titles like

–Finite Element Analysis, FEA Software and Digital Prototyping

–Considerations for QFN Thermal Pad Solder Coverage

– Incorporating MIG Brazing into the Existing Line of [x] Products

– EGR Cooler Fouling in Two-Stage, Cooled EGR Systems

–The Growing Importance of BetterCommunication within Virtual Teams

– Recommended Practices for Protecting Control Systems from Cyber Attacks

…and fifteen more just like those. I love my work because I get to constantly be working with people who know these kinds of amazing things!


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