Learning to Communicate in Science and Engineering

Students are challenged not only to think like professional scientists and engineers but also to communicate like them.This book offers in-depth case studies and pedagogical strategies from a range of science and engineering communication ...

Author: Mya Poe

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262291675

Category: Science

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Case studies and pedagogical strategies to help science and engineering students improve their writing and speaking skills while developing professional identities. To many science and engineering students, the task of writing may seem irrelevant to their future professional careers. At MIT, however, students discover that writing about their technical work is important not only in solving real-world problems but also in developing their professional identities. MIT puts into practice the belief that “engineers who don't write well end up working for engineers who do write well,” requiring all students to take “communications-intensive” classes in which they learn from MIT faculty and writing instructors how to express their ideas in writing and in presentations. Students are challenged not only to think like professional scientists and engineers but also to communicate like them.This book offers in-depth case studies and pedagogical strategies from a range of science and engineering communication-intensive classes at MIT. It traces the progress of seventeen students from diverse backgrounds in seven classes that span five departments. Undergraduates in biology attempt to turn scientific findings into a research article; graduate students learn to define their research for scientific grant writing; undergraduates in biomedical engineering learn to use data as evidence; and students in aeronautic and astronautic engineering learn to communicate collaboratively. Each case study is introduced by a description of its theoretical and curricular context and an outline of the objectives for the students' activities. The studies describe the on-the-ground realities of working with faculty, staff, and students to achieve communication and course goals, offering lessons that can be easily applied to a wide variety of settings and institutions.

Language Literacy and Learning in STEM Education

In short, they are learning to communicate as a biologist or chemist or physicist.
To explore this process more closely, we conducted a three-year qualitative study
of 17 undergraduate and graduate students in science and engineering CI ...

Author: Mary Jane Curry

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027270115

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This edited book is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of applied linguistics/literacies studies in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). It brings together a host of experts involved in actual research projects on STEM practice and education. The book presents a range of projects covering the areas of science, engineering, and mathematics and provides a conceptualization of the concepts and methodologies that underpin these projects. A range of epistemologies, approaches, and methodologies including discourse/conversation analysis, ethnographic/content analysis and text linguistic analysis is exemplified and explained in relation to specific interdisciplinary studies in STEM. This book provides a much-needed introduction to the ways in which applied linguists can work in the areas of STEM and the ways in which function in these professions and academic disciplines can benefit from the research and educational knowledge of applied linguists.

Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal Environments

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Division of
Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, ... EFFECTIVE CHEMISTRY
COMMUNICATION IN INFORMAL ENVIRONMENTS ties have the opportunity to
learn about ...

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309377553

Category: Science

Page: 168

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Chemistry plays a critical role in daily life, impacting areas such as medicine and health, consumer products, energy production, the ecosystem, and many other areas. Communicating about chemistry in informal environments has the potential to raise public interest and understanding of chemistry around the world. However, the chemistry community lacks a cohesive, evidence-based guide for designing effective communication activities. This report is organized into two sections. Part A: The Evidence Base for Enhanced Communication summarizes evidence from communications, informal learning, and chemistry education on effective practices to communicate with and engage publics outside of the classroom; presents a framework for the design of chemistry communication activities; and identifies key areas for future research. Part B: Communicating Chemistry: A Framework for Sharing Science is a practical guide intended for any chemists to use in the design, implementation, and evaluation of their public communication efforts.

Communicating Science

The first of these adoptions—learning from science journalism in the United
States—had the goal of strengthening the role of ... We are quite convinced that
in Germany journalism is still important in the public communication of scientific
knowledge and ... München: National Academy of Science and Engineering.
acatech.

Author: Toss Gascoigne

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 9781760463663

Category: Science

Page: 994

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Modern science communication has emerged in the twentieth century as a field of study, a body of practice and a profession—and it is a practice with deep historical roots. We have seen the birth of interactive science centres, the first university actions in teaching and conducting research, and a sharp growth in employment of science communicators. This collection charts the emergence of modern science communication across the world. This is the first volume to map investment around the globe in science centres, university courses and research, publications and conferences as well as tell the national stories of science communication. How did it all begin? How has development varied from one country to another? What motivated governments, institutions and people to see science communication as an answer to questions of the social place of science? Communicating Science describes the pathways followed by 39 different countries. All continents and many cultures are represented. For some countries, this is the first time that their science communication story has been told.

A Study of Communicating Science and Engineeing

The Catalyst Workshop was held in August. Studies of the educational aspects of the project, in terms of impact, are reported.

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ISBN: OCLC:227937203

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During the last year the major activity of the "Communicating Science and Engineering" project involved the third workshop (Catalyst Workshop) planned through the American Film Institute with the participation of colleagues in the industry, and with assistance from media experts at the National Academy. This workshop had the goals of 1) providing scientists and engineers with an opportunity to learn about the film industry and to enhance their science-oriented script writing skills (in order to involve more scientists and engineers in the creative process), and 2) providing data and learning for the project about approaches to professional activities in this area of research (the unique nature of the project presents planning difficulties because of the lack of a knowledge base or established research community to draw from). The Catalyst Workshop was held in August. Studies of the educational aspects of the project, in terms of impact, are reported.

Media Impact

For scientists and engineers , the report will provide some help in communicating
more effectively through those media . ... Two thirds are interested in finding out
more about specifically Canadian achievements in science and learning more ...

Author: Orest Dubas

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015004997006

Category: Communication in science

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Communicating Chemistry

At the heart of this guide is a framework, which was presented in the report Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal Environments and is based on the best available empirical evidence from the research literature on informal learning, ...

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309448567

Category: Science

Page: 32

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A growing body of evidence indicates that, increasingly, the public is engaging with science in a wide range of informal environments, which can be any setting outside of school such as community-based programs, festivals, libraries, or home. Yet undergraduate and graduate schools often don't prepare scientists for public communication. This practical guide is intended for any chemist â€" that is, any professional who works in chemistry-related activities, whether research, manufacturing or policy â€" who wishes to improve their informal communications with the public. At the heart of this guide is a framework, which was presented in the report Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal Environments and is based on the best available empirical evidence from the research literature on informal learning, science communication, and chemistry education. The framework consists of five elements which can be applied broadly to any science communication event in an informal setting.

Library Science with a Slant to Documentation

Hence formal education and continued learning would also suffer .
Communication is essential to scientists and engineers to channelise their
contribution to the society . Thus the various modes of communication become
extremely important ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015082974588

Category: Library science

Page: 130

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Battelle Technical Review

7927 The Selection of Strategies in Cue Learning . – Frank Restle . ... 7928
Engineers Aim to Create More Yellow Flags ; Less Red . - Includes human ... (
TK1 In6.6em Vis . ) 7936 Periodical Readership of Scientists and Engineers in
Research and Development Laboratories. ... 7938 A Small - Scale Experiment in
the Application of Creativity to the Teaching of Technical Communication.– A
course in ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015021240638

Category: Science

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Colorado School of Mines Quarterly Review of Engineering Science Education and Research

The attributes of a graduate of the mining engineering department , which we
have been developing over the years ... We believe that CSM has set the
guidelines very well for the disciplines with the " common ” and “ distributed " core
subjects mainly basic science , engineering science ... and will make our
graduating engineers better prepared to communicate with other disciplines and
to learn new skills ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822009125170

Category: Engineering

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Minnesota Guidebook to State Agency Services

Minnesota Academy of Science ( 651 ) 227-8758 408 St. Peter Street # 410 , St.
Paul , MN 55102 Email ... apply for a mini - grant to implement their service -
learning program . in the sciences , engineering and mathematics . ... The
student's research paper is evaluated in four areas : 1 ) effectively communicating
scientific knowledge , 2 ) understanding Minnesota Academy of Science Annual
Science ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00591769T

Category: Administrative agencies

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Lists information about Minnesota state agencies, indicating who to see, forms needed to obtain services, advisory and financial assistance available, fees charged, and permits and licenses required.

Environmental Communication Second Edition

"This book will certainly help produce the skills for environmental communications sorely needed for industry, government and non-profit groups as well as an informed public".

Author: Richard R. Jurin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048139872

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 310

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Environmental professionals can no longer simply publish research in technical journals. Informing the public is now a critical part of the job. Environmental Communication demonstrates, step by step, how it’s done, and is an essential guide for communicating complex information to groups not familiar with scientific material. It addresses the entire communications process, from message planning, audience analysis and media relations to public speaking - skills a good communicator must master for effective public dialogue. Environmental Communication provides all the knowledge and tools you need to reach your target audience in a persuasive and highly professional manner. "This book will certainly help produce the skills for environmental communications sorely needed for industry, government and non-profit groups as well as an informed public". Sol P. Baltimore, Director, Environmental Communications and Adjunct faculty, Hazardous Waste management program, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. "All environmental education professionals agree that the practice of good communications is essential for the success of any program. This book provides practical skills for this concern". Ju Chou, Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Environmental Education National Taiwan Normal University Taipei, Taiwan

Learning by Learning to Communicate

I propose that the various specialists learn to cooperate by learning to communicate, basing this proposal on the phenomenon of communication bootstrapping, in which shared experiences form a basis for agreement on a system of signals.

Author: Jacob Stuart Michael Beal

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:231621486

Category:

Page: 218

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Human intelligence is a product of cooperation among many different specialists. Much of this cooperation must be learned, but we do not yet have a mechanism that explains how this might happen for the "high-level" agile cooperation that permeates our daily lives. I propose that the various specialists learn to cooperate by learning to communicate, basing this proposal on the phenomenon of communication bootstrapping, in which shared experiences form a basis for agreement on a system of signals. In this dissertation, I lay out a roadmap for investigating this hypothesis, identifying problems that must be overcome in order to understand the capabilities of communication bootstrapping and in order to test whether it is exploited by human intelligence. I then demonstrate progress along the course of investigation laid out in my roadmap: * I establish a measure of developmental cost that allows me to eliminate many possible designs * I develop a method of engineering devices for use in models of intelligence, including characterizing their behavior under a wide variety of conditions and compensating for their misbehavior using failure simplification. * I develop mechanisms that reliably produce communication bootstrapping such that it can be used to connect specialists in an engineered system. * I construct a demonstration system including a simulated world and pair of observers that learn world dynamics via communication bootstrapping.

International Symposium on Systems Engineering and Analysis Oct 23 27 1972 Invited lectures

REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMUNICATING RELATIONS audience has some
understanding of the elements , that it has a greater command of ... The principal
focus of this paper is the relations of science , and the problem of communication
of scientific relations to a public audience ... Ease of learning by a public
audience .

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000626882

Category: Systems engineering

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Progress in Education

The NCTM standards promoted the policy of students learning through induction
rather than memorization , directing the instructional ... on inquiry , urging more
emphases on science as argument and explanation , on the public
communication of student ideas and work to ... Confidence in Doing Science : An
Analysis by Sex and Race , ” Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and
Engineering , v .

Author: R. Nata

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1560728361

Category: Education

Page: 241

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Education is an issue most others -- everyone agrees that something must be done but no one agrees on what it is or how to accomplish it. This series examines the options available and the progress made in various programs at the heart of the reforms currently underway as well as future programs.

Communication Systems for Electrical Engineers

This book is written as a very concise introduction for students taking a first course in communication systems.

Author: Mohammad A. Matin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319701282

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 125

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This book is written as a very concise introduction for students taking a first course in communication systems. It provides the reader with fundamentals of digital communication systems and disseminates the essentials needed for the understanding of wire and wireless communication systems for Electrical Engineers. It covers important topics right from the beginning of the subject which communication engineers must understand. Example problems in each chapter will help them in understanding the materials well. The study of data networking will include multiple access, reliable packet transmission, routing and protocols of the internet. The concepts taught in class will be discussed in the context of aerospace communication systems: aircraft communications, satellite communications. The book includes example problems in each chapter to help the reader in understanding the materials well.

The Science Teacher

A teacher must use skills such as listening , talking , and writing to help students
learn to communicate . ... TRANSFORMATIONS covers issues and ate selection
of short science / engineering information , and is presented in a way topics ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822020424388

Category: Electronic journals

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Science and Engineering for Grades 6 12

Science and Engineering for Grades 6-12: Investigation and Design at the Center revisits America's Lab Report: Investigations in High School Science in order to consider its discussion of laboratory experiences and teacher and school ...

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309482608

Category: Education

Page: 328

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It is essential for today's students to learn about science and engineering in order to make sense of the world around them and participate as informed members of a democratic society. The skills and ways of thinking that are developed and honed through engaging in scientific and engineering endeavors can be used to engage with evidence in making personal decisions, to participate responsibly in civic life, and to improve and maintain the health of the environment, as well as to prepare for careers that use science and technology. The majority of Americans learn most of what they know about science and engineering as middle and high school students. During these years of rapid change for students' knowledge, attitudes, and interests, they can be engaged in learning science and engineering through schoolwork that piques their curiosity about the phenomena around them in ways that are relevant to their local surroundings and to their culture. Many decades of education research provide strong evidence for effective practices in teaching and learning of science and engineering. One of the effective practices that helps students learn is to engage in science investigation and engineering design. Broad implementation of science investigation and engineering design and other evidence-based practices in middle and high schools can help address present-day and future national challenges, including broadening access to science and engineering for communities who have traditionally been underrepresented and improving students' educational and life experiences. Science and Engineering for Grades 6-12: Investigation and Design at the Center revisits America's Lab Report: Investigations in High School Science in order to consider its discussion of laboratory experiences and teacher and school readiness in an updated context. It considers how to engage today's middle and high school students in doing science and engineering through an analysis of evidence and examples. This report provides guidance for teachers, administrators, creators of instructional resources, and leaders in teacher professional learning on how to support students as they make sense of phenomena, gather and analyze data/information, construct explanations and design solutions, and communicate reasoning to self and others during science investigation and engineering design. It also provides guidance to help educators get started with designing, implementing, and assessing investigation and design.