Sharp and Rowe receive 2013 APEX Award for Excellence in Education and Training Writing

Julie Sharp, professor of the practice of technical communications, and Christopher Rowe, director of the division of general engineering and director of engineering communications, won an APEX Award for Excellence in the category of Education and Training Writing for their American Society for Engineering Education 2013 Proceedings conference article, “Implementing a Student-Suggested Course in Engineering Career Development.”

Their article described implementing the first engineering professional development course for engineers, ES 290, to help them hone communication skills and strategies for finding a job and initiating a career.

APEX Awards is an annual competition sponsored by Communications Concepts, Inc., that recognizes excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications.

At the 25th Annual APEX Awards, awards were given in 138 individual categories, within 12 main categories including: newsletters, magazines and journals, magapapers and newspapers, annual reports, brochures, manuals and reports, electronic media, social media, websites, campaigns, programs and plans, writing, design and illustration and one-of-a-kind publications.

Learn more about education research underway at Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering.