Technical Writing Students Work with U.S. Geological Survey

Photo Submitted

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Students taking online coursework with the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Public Rhetorics worked this spring semester with the U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Mission Area to revise the group's Style Guide.

Coordinating with the chief of the Web Communications Branch, Emily K. Read, the students in ENGL 5963, Technical Editing and User Experience Design, helped create a style guide for a public-facing website and social media materials generated by the Water Resources Mission Area of the USGS. 

Adam R. Pope, director of the Graduate Certificate, said, "It is always exciting to have an opportunity to work with service-learning stakeholders during graduate coursework, and it is wonderful to have such amazing partners as the USGS Water Resources Mission Area." 

Read of the USGS had the following to say regarding the graduate students' work on the style guide project: 

"The work overseen by you, and implemented by your students, is high quality and immediately useful to us. Our agency's long tradition benefits from the thought-provoking external perspective you have provided. You and your students are professional, technically knowledgeable, and enjoyable to work with."

The contributions of the graduate students in the Graduate Certificate were able to assist the USGS Water Resources Mission area in their public-facing writing that reaches over 8 million unique visitors annually. 

As a part of the Global Campus at the University of Arkansas, the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Public Rhetorics strives to offer students a top-quality education in Technical Writing via asynchronous online coursework with full-time faculty in the Department of English at the University of Arkansas. 

 

 

Contacts

Adam R. Pope, director, Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Public Rhetorics
Department of English
479-575-2286, arpope@uark.edu

Kay Murphy, director of communications
Global Campus
479-575-6489, ksmurphy@uark.edu

Headlines

New 'Short Talks' Explores Researchers Drive to a Coronavirus Vaccine

Assistant professor Mahmoud Moradi’s research could aid an unconventional approach to developing a coronavirus vaccine.

Warren Honored by GPSC for Leadership Excellence

The Graduate-Professional Student Congress has named Samantha Warren as the inaugural honoree for the organization's School of Law Excellence in Leadership Award.

Aurign Wins Heartland Challenge Business Competition, UA Team Finishes Third

Aurign, a startup at Georgia State University using blockchain technology to securely file music-publishing documents, won the Heartland Challenge on Friday, May 29.

Theatre Professor's New Play '2084' Featured in June 6 Virtual Festival

A new short play called 2084 by John Walch, assistant professor of theatre, will be performed at 1 p.m. CST Saturday, June 6, as part of the free Alone, Together festival.

Hunt, Gahagans, Anderson Receive Collis R. Geren Awards

Valerie Hunt, Shelly Gahagans and Karl Anderson were awarded this year's Collis R. Geren Awards for Excellence in Graduate Education in their roles as faculty and staff.

News Daily