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Technical Writing Recap. Chad A. B. Wilson, Director of Technical Communications. ECE and BIOE 4334 Monday, January 30, 2012. Writing Team Reports: 3 Methods. Break it up into sections and each member writes a section. Introduction. Chad. Statement of Work. Sarah. Accomplishments.

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technical writing recap

Technical Writing Recap

Chad A. B. Wilson, Director of Technical Communications

ECE and BIOE 4334

Monday, January 30, 2012

writing team reports 3 methods
Writing Team Reports: 3 Methods
  • Break it up into sections and each member writes a section.

Introduction

Chad

Statement of Work

Sarah

Accomplishments

Travis

writing team reports 3 methods1
Writing Team Reports: 3 Methods
  • Break it up into sections and each member writes a section.
  • Have one member write the entire report, and then send it to each of the other members for revision.

Entire Report

Entire Report

Goes to next member who uses track changes

Entire Report

Goes to next member who uses track changes

writing team reports 3 methods2
Writing Team Reports: 3 Methods

Chad: The Manager

  • Break it up into sections and each member writes a section.
  • Have one member write the entire report, and then send it to each of the other members for revision.
  • Have one member designated to manage the project, one person writes a rough draft, another writes the report, and a third revises.

Sarah: Content Specialist

Travis: The Writer

Todd: Quality Control Editor

how to reference sources in electrical engineering

How to reference sources in electrical engineering

IEEE Guidelines

http://www.ieee.org/documents/stylemanual.pdf

Council of Science Editors

http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/researchsources/documentation/cbe_citation/index.cfm

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Quote, paraphrase, or summary from a source

Start

When should you cite information?

Is it exact words, a quote?

Cite

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Did you have to look up the information?

Do you want to back up your statement?

Is it a controversial idea or statement?

No

Yes

No

No

Do not cite

Can you find it in any book on the subject?

No

Yes

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Always follow the guidelines

Example of an RFP from a major funding organization

Each proposal shall consist of not more than five single-spaced pages plus a cover page, a budget page, a summary page of no more than 300 words, and a page detailing current research funding. All text shall be printed in single-column format on 8-1/2 x 11-inch paper with margins of at least 1 inch on all sides…

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Always follow the guidelines

Your research paper guidelines

Your paper is limited to 5 pages (double-spaced, 12-font, Times New Roman), exclusive of figures, tables and attachments. Attachments (including figures and tables) are limited to 5 pages. The paper format as a minimum should include the following sections:

• Cover page

• Table of contents

• List of Tables (as applicable)

• List of Figures (as applicable)

• List of Attachments, Exhibits, Appendices, etc. (as applicable)

• Introduction

• Water use on university campuses

• Water conservation strategies for universities

• Building efficiencies in managing water resources on campuses

• Conclusions

• List of References

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The results show that cracking delamination and dampness of exposed plaster walls and cracking sealant failure and water seepage of glass curtain walls have the highest ratings.

The results show that cracking, delamination, and dampness of exposed plaster walls, and cracking, sealant failure, and water seepage of glass curtain walls have the highest ratings.

adapted from “Factorial Method for Performance Assessment of Building Facades” by Chew, et al. in Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 2004.

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After the construction workers finished eating rats emerged to look for the scraps.

In all the containers were in good condition considering the rough journey.

As you can see the efficiency peaks around 10-12%.

If an acoustic horn has a higher throat impedance within a certain frequency range it will act as a filter in that range which is undesirable.

From Beer and McMurrey

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Fresnel’s equations determine the reflectance, transmittance, phase, and polarization of a light beam at any angle of incidence.

Tomorrow’s engineers will have to be able to manage information overload, communicate skillfully, and employ a computer as an extension of themselves.

slide13

For the final exam, you will need: a pencil, a calculator, and three sheets of graph paper.

For the final exam, you will need a pencil, a calculator, and three sheets of graph paper.

For the final exam, you will need several items: a pencil, a calculator, and three sheet sof graph paper.

slide14

Having completed the needed modifications and adjustments, the equipment operated correctly and met all specifications.

Once we completed the needed modifications and adjustments, the equipment operated correctly and met all specifications.

Once the modifications and adjustments were made, the equipment operated correctly and met all specifications.

slide15

We will study the terrain by soil analysis and computer simulation before reaching a decision on whether construction can take place here. This will also enable us to…

Back in 1954, three researchers made a series of discoveries about the unknown sources of Barbour’s early notebooks. These prompted them to further investigate.

slide16

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyN0E6Bo0c4

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxPVyieptwA
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWedkk3K2Q4

38% is communicated through inflection and vocal quality

7% is communicated through the actual words you use

55% is communicated non-verbally

From Mahrabian, Psychology Today

mechanical structure
Mechanical Structure

Figure 3: Robot chassis, gearbox, motors, and ball caster

slide18

PMDF

permanent metal deck forms

Created by Dr. Todd Helwig, Civil Engineering

ece 4436 robot
ECE 4436 Robot

Requirements

Design

Deliverable

Flash LED’s

Measure distance

Detect line

Assembling parts

Record audio

Play sound

Display message on LCD

Electronic Design

Grip & carry objects

Programming

watch out for the following during your presentations
Watch out for the following during your presentations
  • Putting your hands in your pockets
  • Turning your back to your audience
  • Trailing off at the end of sentences…
  • Staring at your professor during your presentation
  • Looking only at your group of friends
  • Standing perfectly still
  • Reading from notes, especially in monotone
  • Saying “umm,” “well,” “like,” or “uh” throughout your presentation
  • Looking surprised at the slide that comes next
  • Having to say, “Hmm, that wasn’t supposed to do that.”
  • Including group members who aren’t familiar with the presentation
  • Staring at your notes throughout the entire presentation
  • Including slides with just lots of text (like this one!)
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RESULTS FOR EXISTING DECK-GIRDER CONNECTIONS

0.08

0.07

0.06

0.05

0.04

t (k/in)

0.03

Stiffening

Angle at

Panel Ends

0.02

22 gage deck

0.01

0

0

0.005

0.01

0.015

0.02

0.025

0.03

g (in/in)

Created by Dr. Todd Helwig, Civil Engineering

slide23

Introduction

  • Organizing Presentations
  • Designing Slides
  • Delivering Presentations
slide24

Introduction

  • Organizing Presentations
  • Designing Slides
  • Delivering Presentations
three applications of nanotechnology

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Three applications of nanotechnology

Military

Medical

Computer