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Redefining Communication Education for Engineers: How the NSF/VaNTH ERC is Experimenting with a New Approach

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Conference

2001 Annual Conference

Location

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Publication Date

June 24, 2001

Start Date

June 24, 2001

End Date

June 27, 2001

ISSN

2153-5965

Page Count

14

Page Numbers

6.841.1 - 6.841.14

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https://peer.asee.org/9723

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26

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Joseph Walsh

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David Kelso

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John Troy

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Barbara Shwom

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Penny Hirsch

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Abstract

Engineering schools across the country have offered communication courses for more than 20 years, yet industry representatives continue to call for engineers who can communicate more effectively. EC 2000 lists communication as a key competency for engineers, and engineering faculty concur; yet engineering undergraduates too often see their communication requirements simply as “busywork” that they must complete in order to graduate. What accounts for these discrepancies, and what can we, as engineering educators, do to help students become more skilled communicators and better understand the role that communication plays in engineering?

Walsh, J., & Kelso, D., & Troy, J., & Shwom, B., & Hirsch, P. (2001, June), Redefining Communication Education for Engineers: How the NSF/VaNTH ERC is Experimenting with a New Approach Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. https://peer.asee.org/9723

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