Category: Awards

Colton, Holmes, Walwema Awarded 2018 Nell Ann Pickett Award

Congratulations to Jared S. Colton, Steve Holmes, and Josephine Walwema, who were awarded the Nell Ann Pickett Award for their article, “From NoobGuides to #OpKKK: Ethics of Anonymous’ Tactical Technical Communication,” published in Volume 26.1, 2017.  The Award Selection Committee noted that “one thing that makes this article exemplary is that it engages with concepts we thought we knew–de Certeau’s tactics and strategies–and helps us to see them in a new way. It is one of those rare “both/and” pieces that raises concerns about a widely accepted framework without disregarding its value and that identifies shortcomings and proposes strategies for mitigating them. Fitting with this year’s ATTW conference theme, this article engages deeply and carefully with theory, vividly illustrating why theory matters by tracing out precarities and possibilities for ethical interventions in the world.”

Jared S. Colton is an assistant professor at Utah State University. Steve Holmes is an assistant professor at George Mason University. Josephine Walwema is an associate professor at Oakland University.

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Josephine Walwema, Steve Holmes, and Jared Colton at the 2018 ATTW 21st Conference Awards Reception in Kansas City, KS on March 13.

Congratulations also to Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher‘s for her article “Crowdfunding Science: Exigencies and Strategies in an Emerging Genre of Science Communication,” which was named honorable mention by the committee. They wrote that  “this article reports on a rigorously designed empirical study of a new genre in science communication. This piece ties into a multitude of relevant considerations of our field– from proposal writing to social media, from building credibility to clearly communicating technical information to lay audiences, from preparing students for ever-changing workplaces to identifying key opportunities for future research.”

Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher is an assistant professor at University of Waterloo.

The Nell Ann Pickett Award is given annually for the best article in ATTW’s journal, Technical Communication Quarterly, for the previous publication year. Judges for the award are previous award winners. It is named for a founding member of the association who initiated the award and originally funded it.

 

ATTW Announces Amplification Awards

In our commitment to social justice practices and increasing organizational participation and supporting research from underrepresented scholars and teachers of technical communication, ATTW is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 ATTW Amplification Awards.

Congratulations to the following recipients who will be presenting at the ATTW 2018 Annual Conference in Kansas City, KS as Sessions B1 and B6 on Tuesday, March 13,  2:00-3:15.

Keshab Acharya, Lecturer, University at Buffalo-SUNY, “Localization Usability for Social Justice: Exploring Usability Implementation in Global North Technology in the Context of a Global South Country”  (B6)

Constance Haywood, Teaching Instructor, East Carolina University, “Headwraps & Hoops in TPC: Decolonizing Professionalism through Dress & Work Practices” (B1)

Temptaous Mckoy, East Carolina University, “You’ve Recruited Black Graduate Students, Now What?: Eliminating Privileged Socialization Practices for Minority Students in Graduate TPC Programs” (B1)

The award selection committee was really impressed with the quality and important contributions of all of the submissions and found it difficult to narrow their choices to three. Award recipients will be recognized at the ATTW awards reception on Tuesday, March 13.

The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) is an active professional organization of teachers, researchers, and practitioners of technical communication. Formed in 1973 to encourage dialogue among teachers of technical communication and to develop technical communication as an academic discipline, the organization boasts an international and interdisciplinary membership. ATTW produces Technical Communication Quarterly, a leading academic journal, and it collaborates with Taylor & Francis/Routledge to publish the ATTW Book Series in Technical and Professional Communication.

ATTW Announces 2018 Graduate Research Awards

ATTW is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 ATTW Graduate Research Awards. In our commitment to advancing graduate students in the field, the award’s purpose is to support and advance the research of graduate students in the latter stages of their PhD programs.

Congratulations to the following recipients for their potential contributions to research in technical and professional communication:

Breeanne Matheson, Utah State University, “[Taking] Responsibility for the Community”: Claiming Power and Legitimacy in Technical and Professional Communication in India”

Maria Poznahovska, Carnegie Mellon University, “Negotiating Collaboration:  Preparing Students for Workplace Co-Writing Amidst Linguistic Proficiency Differences”

John T. Sherrill, Purdue University, “From Pussyhats to Gynepunk: DIY Feminism in Post-Industrial Spaces”

The Graduate Research Award recipients will present on their work at a panel at the ATTW Conference on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Session D2, at 10:45 AM in Kansas City, KS.

The award selection committee was really impressed with the quality and potential contributions of these research projects as well as the others submitted. Award recipients will be featured and present their research in a panel at the annual ATTW conference, which will be held on March 13-14, 2018, in Kansas City, KS.

The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) is an active professional organization of teachers, researchers, and practitioners of technical communication. Formed in 1973 to encourage dialogue among teachers of technical communication and to develop technical communication as an academic discipline, the organization boasts an international and interdisciplinary membership. ATTW produces Technical Communication Quarterly, a leading academic journal, and it collaborates with Taylor & Francis/Routledge to publish the ATTW Book Series in Technical and Professional Communication.

 

ATTW 2018 Amplification Awards

On behalf of the ATTW Executive Committee, I’m excited to announce a new award that will be given for the first time at ATTW 2018 in Kansas City, Kansas. If you are graduate student or non tenure-track faculty member who has been accepted to present at ATTW 2018, please read below to see if you are eligible for this award. Applications are due by January 30, 2018.

 

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ATTW Amplification Awards

As part of ATTW’s commitment to social justice practices and increasing organizational participation and supporting research from underrepresented scholars and teachers of technical communication, ATTW is offering three awards to recognize and amplify the important contributions of underrepresented students and/or non-tenure track faculty presenting at ATTW 2018 in Kansas City, Kansas. The award includes a conference registration waiver and financial assistance ($500) with the costs of traveling to ATTW 2018. Award recipients will be honored at the ATTW awards reception.

Eligible candidates for this award include students and non-tenure-track faculty whose race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and/or nationality are underrepresented in the field of technical communication. Applications include an extended abstract (not more than 750 words) that summarizes the applicant’s ATTW presentation and its contribution(s) to the field of technical communication. The Awards Selection Committee will prioritize abstracts that are clearly defined and offer significant pedagogical, theoretical, and/or methodological contributions to the field of technical communication.

Applications should be submitted to http://attw.submittable.com by 11:59 PM PST, January 30, 2018.  

 

Jones, Moore, Walton win 2017 Nell Ann Pickett Award

Congratulations to Natasha Jones, Kristin Moore, and Rebecca Walton, who were awarded the Nell Ann Pickett Award for their article, Disrupting the Past to Disrupt the Future: An Antenarrative of Technical Communication,” published in Volume 25.4, 2016. This award is given annually for the best article in ATTW’s journal, Technical Communication Quarterly, for the previous publication year. Judges for the award are previous award winners. It is named for a founding member of the association who initiated the award and originally funded it.

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Rebecca Walton, Natasha Jones, and Kristin Moore, ATTW 2017 Awards Reception, Portland

Natasha Jones is an assistant professor at University of Central Florida. Kristin Moore is an assistant professor at Texas Tech University. Rebecca Walton is an assistant professor at Utah State University.