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02-19-2014

Clarkson University's Johnson-Eilola Wins Technical and Scientific Communication Award

Clarkson University Communication & Media Professor Johndan Johnson-Eilola has earned a 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Technical and Scientific Communication Award for the book Solving Problems in Technical Communication, which he co-edited with Stuart Selber, who will also receive the award.

Johndan Johnson-EilolJohnson-Eilola won in the category of "Best Original Collection of Essays in Technical or Scientific Communication." He will be recognized on March 21 during the CCCC annual convention in Indianapolis.

Solving Problems in Technical Communication was published last year and features 19 chapters by 27 authors, offering lessons and strategies to college upper-class and graduate students studying technical communication.

The book is the culmination of five years of editing Johnson-Eilola completed with Selber, an associate professor of English and an affiliate associate professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State University.

Johnson-Eilola coordinates Clarkson’s Communication Internship Program and teaches courses in new media, audio production, typography, and design. He has authored nearly 50 journal articles and book chapters and six books. He received his doctoral degree in rhetoric and technical communication from Michigan Technological University.

The Technical and Scientific Communication Award recognizes authors in six categories: Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication; Best Original Collection of Essays in Technical or Scientific Communication; Best Article Reporting Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical or Scientific Communication; Best Article Reporting Historical Research or Textual Studies in Technical or Scientific Communication; Best Article on Philosophy or Theory of Technical or Scientific Communication; and Best Article on Pedagogy or Curriculum in Technical or Scientific Communication.

For more information about the CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Awards, including past winners, see http://www.ncte.org/volunteer/groups/techscicom/techsciaward.  

The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), with more than 5,000 members and subscribers, is a constituent organization within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). It supports and promotes the teaching and study of composition, rhetoric, and communication skills at the college level, both in undergraduate and graduate programs. College Composition and Communication is the group’s journal. For more information, visit http://www.ncte.org/cccc .

The National Council of Teachers of English, with 35,000 individual and institutional members worldwide, is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. For more information, visit http://www.ncte.org.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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