We have two faculty members who teach ISyE students how to communicate effectively, how to write and speak like engineers, and communicate their ideas and solutions to non-engineers.
As ISyE's Communication Specialist, Dr. Blake coaches ISyE students on writing for Senior Design projects, fellowship/scholarship applications, career documents, and other ISyE technical/professional projects, as well as on poster design and visual arguments. In addition to coaching, she teaches the undergraduate Tech Comm course (ISyE 4802) and provides communication workshops for ISyE graduate and undergraduate students.
Dr. Norback heads the Presentation Coaching Program, supporting Senior Design and other undergraduate classes. She built the Program from interviews with over 75 industry executives. To date, the Program has had over 22,000 student visits since opening in 2003 and has been shared with over 260 schools. Also, Norback has published a book, Oral Communication Excellence for Engineers, which is free to all Georgia Tech students.