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Upcoming events

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Past events

Creativity Deconstructed
On Friday, March 6, 2015, Tech Comm staff led a workshop on jump-starting your creativity. Among the questions they helped answer were, “Where do I start? How do I get over this block? Why can’t I think outside the box? What am I missing?”

Designing from Left to Right: Communication and Creativity for Whole-Brained Engineering Design

On Friday, October 10, Skye McAllister (Senior Project Engineer at 3M and UW CoE and TCC alumnus!) discussed strategies to jump-start your creativity when you get stuck and elaborate on the communication tools that help teams get un-stuck.


Overcoming Speaking Nerves

On April 9, 2014, the TCC sponsored a talk by David Lacocque, CoE Staff Psychologist, to help students prepare for end-of-semester presentations. Dr. Lacocque offered up tips and tricks for feeling more comfortable speaking in front of a group, then answered questions for students. Many thanks to everyone who came to the event and enjoyed Ian’s pizza, salad, and homemade brownies! If you missed the event but would like to know more about Dr. Lacocque’s suggestions, his talk can be found online here. (CAE Login required.)


Using Social Media Professionally

On October 18, 2013, Mark Millard and Beth VanderMeulen from the Department of Engineering Professional Development gave a workshop on using Facebook and LinkedIn to enhance your job search. This lunchtime event (mmm, Qdoba!) was co-sponsored with Engineering Career Services.


When Teams Break Down: Communication Strategies for Group Projects

On April 9, 2013, the Technical Communication Certificate sponsored a pizza lunch and panel discussion about communication strategies for successful teamwork. Our panelists – Frank Fronczak (ME), Dennis Bahr (BME), Erin Kunkel (President, UW-Madison EWB), and David Lacocque (staff psychologist, CoE) offered tales about the behaviors of successful and unsuccessful teams and provided strategies for communicating within teams and preventing conflict.