Category Archives: science

Research Methods

As I continue my slow slog through book writing, I’ve already discussed which research sources to use (here and here). Many of those resource choices are driven by the size of your document and how much time you’re given to … Continue reading

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Guest Speaking: Senior Practicum

I again had the pleasure of speaking to a group of Marika Siegel‘s senior-level technical writing students at Michigan Tech University. They sent me a list of excellent questions in advance related to tech writing in general, job hunting, and … Continue reading

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Presenting, Poster Sessions, Etc.

It’s been a busy week in Tucson. In addition to playing tourist and taking a lot of notes, I presented my poster and ended up presenting a summary of a working group.

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Evolution of a Poster

This week I’ll be delivering a “poster session” presentation at the Interstellar Research Group (IRG) meeting in Tucson, Arizona. As the name implies, I’ll be presenting with a poster on hand as a visual aid. Compressing a multi-page paper into … Continue reading

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When is a Test a Failure?

From an early age, we’re taught/trained to pass tests. It’s an unfortunate word educators use for knowledge assessments because it can warp our attitudes toward tests in the scientific or engineering worlds. Experiments and hardware tests can have different definitions … Continue reading

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