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#BigBeacon Twitter chat – Nov 25 – Communication in Engineering

Design, problem solving, and technical work are at the heart of engineering and are the means by which engineers contribute to and transform our world. We communicate design solutions and recommendations through drawings, reports, presentations, and academic and technical papers.

Communication with our colleagues, project managers, clients, professors, students, contractors, and with our own communities and those in which we work is crucial, and can often be a big part of our work.

It can even be how we spend the majority of the hours of our day. Communicating information about a plan or project or design to various participants and observers with different stakes and interests can be the determining factor in the success of our work.

Join the Engineering Leadership Council Wednesday, November 25 at 8pm using the #BigBeacon hashtag to discuss:

  • Do we acknowledge the importance of communication enough within engineering education, within industry?
  • How do our engineering education systems and our industries currently encourage or discourage communication skills?
  • What have been your experiences with successful (and less successful) communication in school, in industry?
  • What are some of the ways that you communicate? What has worked for you?
  • What experiences have you had that have taught you the most about communication, or have changed or transformed how you communicate?
  • How can we improve communication skill and learning in engineering education, and throughout engineering careers?

Join Kate McIntyre (@Eng_Leadership) on Wednesday, November 25 from 8 – 9 pm EST, in discussing the importance of communication in Engineering.

About Engineering Leadership Council

The Engineering Leadership Council has grown to be North America`s foremost community of professionals considering and improving the impact their work has on communities. Community members are supported with examples and training of best practices, and coaching on how to implement them successfully in their work.

You can learn more about ELC at

How to Twitter Chat

If you’ve never Twitter chatted before, don’t worry; it’s very easy! First, get a Twitter account if you don’t already have one, and log in. At 8 PM ET on Wednesday go to and type #BigBeacon into the search box on Twitter. Thereafter all the tweets with the hashtag #BigBeacon will show up on your Twitter page. To participate, simply express your opinion by sending a tweet, and be sure to append the hashtag #BigBeacon so other members of the Twitter Chat see you are posting. Alternatively, automate the hashtag search and append feature by using the free service Tchat at


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