Publishing Engineering Writing: Access and Participation in Professional Practices

Director/PI: Mary Jane Curry

This study investigates how engineers write for publication and how students and post-docs learn the professional practices related to disseminating research findings.

Collaborators: Wendi Heinzelman
Andrew Wall

Funding: Warner School Minigrant 2008-present

Related Projects: Professional Academic Writing in a Global Context

We use a mixed-methods approach (ethnographic, interview, and survey) grounded in a theoretical framework drawing on social practice, social capital, and social network theories.

Research apprenticeships for doctoral students can be created from this project. Contact Dr MJ Curry at

Tags: Andrew Wall, Engineering, Mary Jane Curry