May 13 Workshop: "Writing and Learning in the Sciences and other STEM Fields," with Dr. Chris Thaiss, UC Davis

The Writing Intensive Curriculum Program is proud to welcome Dr. Chris Thaiss to the OSU campus May 13, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in Milam 215, as he leads a workshop on "Writing and Learning in the Sciences and other STEM Fields."  REGISTER HERE.

Chris Thaiss is the Clark Kerr Presidential Chair and Professor in the University Writing Program at the University of California, Davis. 

He was part of a multi-institution NSF grant (2010) that enabled a “Writing to Learn in STEM” Working Group, of which he was a member, to build a database of research studies in STEM fields on ways that writing promotes learning and critical thinking.  Thaiss, along with two colleagues, gave the keynote address at the 2012 AAC&U “Transforming STEM Education” Conference.

He is co-author of Engaged Writers/Dynamic Disciplines and co-editor of Writing Programs Worldwide: Profiles of Academic Writing in Many Places.  His research also includes recent Spencer and Teagle grants on the theme of “Writing as an Intellectual Skill,” with a specific focus on writing in large, undergraduate courses in general education

He is also Principal Investigator for the International WAC/WID Mapping Project: Research on Activity/Initiative Worldwide Devoted to Student Writing in the Disciplines.

http://writingfaculty.ucdavis.edu/cthaiss/research

Questions?  Contact Vicki Tolar Burton, WIC Director.