March 16, 2009

Call for Applications for the 2009-10 Industrial Affiliates Program (IAP) Fellowships in Technical Communication

Medtronic and US Bank, as part of their affiliations with the University of Minnesota, Writing Studies Department, Programs in Scientific and Technical Communication, have established fellowships in the amount of $2,000 each for graduate students in our program. One fellowship per company will be awarded for the 2009-10 academic year. The fellowship may be used by a student to support his or her graduate research. The following describes the criteria of the fellowships and the application procedures. In the past, fellowship winners have used this opportunity to work on part of their thesis or dissertation and have published papers and given presentations as a result of their collaborations with our industry partners. These Fellowships are an exciting opportunity to do research in a “live” setting and to see how the exigencies of workplace technical communication relate to the theories you learn in class.

The funds are a result of a gift to the Department. You may use these funds in any manner that is in support of your graduate work.

For more information, please read the Call for Applications.

October 19, 2007

Medtronic Scholarship in Technical Communication

Congratulations to Scientific & Technical Communication major, Neil Fahlstrom, winner of the Medtronic Scholarship in Technical Communication for the 2007-2008 academic year!