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Writing Services Offered for Engineering Graduate Students

Dr. Homar
Dr. Homar

Graduate students in the College of Engineering who want to improve their writing have a new resource, thanks to a partnership between the College and the NC State Graduate School.

Dr. Katie Homar has joined NC State as an academic/technical writing specialist. Homar has planned several programs for the spring semester to assist engineering master’s and Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers with strategies for better writing, feedback on papers, help with outlines for a thesis or research article, ideas for document design and more.

Engineering Cafes

Engineering Cafes are a series of hands-on writing workshops in which participants will learn and apply strategies for effective writing at any stage of their academic and professional careers. The cafes are held on Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. in Daniels Hall 214.

Friday, Jan 25 – Professional Emails

Friday, Feb. 8 – Abstracts and Article Introductions

Friday, Feb. 22 – Discussion and Conclusion Sections

Friday, March 8 – Spoken and Poster Presentations

Friday, March 22 – Progress Reports

Friday, April 5 – Persuasive Proposals

Grad School + COE Partners Events

These interactive events are a partnership between the Graduate School and departments in the College of Engineering.

CCEE 3-Minute Thesis Information Session

Feb. 4, 3 to 5 p.m., 307 Mann Hall

Learn about the structure of successful 3-Minute Thesis presentations and visuals.

Preliminary Proposals Workshop

March 29, 3 to 5 p.m., 1021 Engineering Building II

This workshop planned with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers assistance with preliminary dissertation proposals. It is open to students from all engineering departments.

To learn more about Engineering Cafes or Partners Events, go to

More information on Homar’s work with COE students is available at

This post was originally published in College of Engineering News.

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