Notes from 51st International STC Conference
Baltimore, Maryland, May 9-12, 2004
What Generation Gap?
In Orlando, STC and UCF Are a Winning Combination!
In this two-presentation session, the Orlando Chapter described several highly successful projects that have resulted
from the partnership between the chapter and the technical communication program at the University of Central Florida:
a formal mentoring program, two successful fund-raisers (one for the chapter and one for the AccessAbility SIG),
and an educational outreach initiative to Central Florida High Schools. The second presentation included a
demonstration of the outstanding multimedia presentations developed by jointly by the chapter and UCF under an
STC Special Opportunities grant.
"Operation Butterfly" and Other Adventures in Cooperation Between Industry and Academe:
When Rip Van Winkle and Shirley Temple Join Forces, the Sky's the Limit!
Dan Voss, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Bonnie Spivey, Walt Disney World (a recent UCF graduate)
Meet the Future: Leveraging Multimedia for Professional and Educational Outreach
Dr. Dan Jones, University of Central Florida
Dr. Dan Jones is a technical communication professor at UCF.
The paper was co-authored by Voss, Jones, and Cindy Hauptner and Bob Stultz, two recent graduates of the UCF
masters program in technical communication, who were the researchers and developers on the
Special Opportunities grant project.
- Notes are not available from this session because I involved in both presentations. Links are provided below to the
materials from this session, which are posted on the
conference materials web site.
- Turnkey packages (both hard-copy and CDs) are available for chapters or SIGs who are interested in drawing upon
the Orlando Chapter's experience in developing similar programs. In addition to the initiatives described above,
the turnkey packages also include material on the Orlando Chapter's Gloria Jaffe Award for Excellence in Technical
Communication, a successful professional recognition program initiated in 2002. For copies, contact
- Some key links: