Technical Writing Intensive Seminar
RUN 2008 (Radford University in Nagoya)
Aug. 5-7, 2008, at Aichi Prefectural University
RU English professor Don Cunningham has spent the last two years traveling around the United States presenting technical writing seminars to professional engineers and architects. Recently, Cunningham journeyed to Japan to deliver an intensive three-day seminar to professors and students at Aichi Prefectural University in Nagoya. The program, RUN 2008 (Radford University in Nagoya), was designed by Cunningham to help engineering and information technology professionals improve technical writing clarity and organization. “Writing is the most prevalent activity for professional engineers, requiring up to 70 percent of their workday,” Cunningham said. “Clear and accurate communication skills are essential in conducting effective and successful businesses.” Professor Takashi Okuda with APU's Department of Applied Information Science and Technology hosted the program. Numerous APU faculty and 24 of the university’s graduate and undergraduate students attended the seminars. “My favorite student comment was that the topic was extremely useful for presenting technical information in both Japanese and English languages,” Cunningham said.
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