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Society for Technical Communication
Orlando Central Florida Chapter STC

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Next Meeting:
 The Ethics of the Columbia Disaster 
Presented by
Dr. Paul Dombrowski, UCF

Back by popular demand, part two of our examination of the ethical aspects of Space Shuttle disasters. Last year, STC Orlando Central Florida Chapter examined the alleged culture of complacency that led to the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster in 1986. What lessons did NASA and its contractors learn from the first accident? What safety mechanisms and process changes resulted from the investigations, and were they followed? What led to another tragedy a mere 17 years later?

Thursday, February 23rd 6:30 p.m.

11571 University Blvd, Orlando

For more info, please contact

a message from
Debra Johnson
Immediate Past President, STC Orlando Central Florida Chapter

Welcome to the Orlando Central Florida STC Web site. We are a chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (, a professional organization that "“advances the theory and practice of technical communication across all user abilities and media so that both businesses and customers benefit from safe, appropriate, and effective use of products, information, and services."”

Here in Central Florida, we provide programs of interest and value to local practitioners—experienced and novice—to

  • promote best practices
  • facilitate networking
  • provide educational resources, both within our group and in the wider worlds of business and education.

We are proud of our close ties to the University of Central Florida, which have fostered student-to-professional transitions and enabled our members and visitors to benefit from knowledge in both the theory and practice arenas.

Whether you are new to the industry or feel it'’s important to give back to your profession in the form of service, mentoring, and volunteerism, WE WANT YOU! What better way to help others than by sharing knowledge... especially for those who are new to the field.

Orlando Central Florida STC Chapter meets most months on the third Thursday. We post our meeting schedules under Meetings on this site and highlight the current month'’s details on this Home page. We are also on Facebook and Twitter. We would love to meet you!

Join us! Check out our programs! Let us know what you think.

I'’m always interested in hearing how we can improve who we are and what we offer you. Please write to me ( with comments, feedback, and suggestions.

I hope to welcome you in person at our meetings.


The Orlando Central Florida Chapter
of the Society for Technical Communication
Post Office Box 540444
Orlando, FL 32854-0444

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and Central Florida High Schools

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2016-2017 Officers
President: Alex Garcia
Vice President: David Coe
Secretary: R.D. Sharninghouse
Treasurer: Bethany Aguad
Immed. Past Pres: Debra Johnson
Director: David Coverston
Director: Karen Lane

Current Newsletter
Read the current edition of Memo to Members hot off the press!

Tech Comm Graduate Degree
The University of Central Florida offers a Technical Communication track in the Master of Arts in English program. It is completely online and provides students with theoretical and applied skills in such areas as technical writing, visual design, usability, ethics, stylistics, computer documentation, international communication, and the rhetoric of science.

State of the Chapter Surveys
Our members have spoken! Read the results of our 2012 demographic and professional survey and our 2014 preferred program topics survey.

Sponsorship Opportunities!
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Mentoring Program
Pairs students with professional technical communicators. See details here. Includes comprehensive reference guide for student mentoring programs.

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