Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Conference Information


Saturday April 7, 2018

Please check this page regularly for important announcements regarding the ENGR0012 Conference

Information on the Conference Schedule

For a copy of the schedule of this year's 2018 conference sessions click here.
The best papers will be posted as the information becomes available.

2018 Submission Information for Students

Step 1: Call for Papers

Step 2: Revised Proposal with Annotated Bibliography

Step 3: Annotated Outline Assignment

Step 4: Submit your Paper for Review

Step 5: Peer Review Process

  • Peer Review of papers. Assignment due Tuesday March 13, 2018
  • Everyone has a different paper assigned to them to review, you must review the paper that is assigned to you.
  • Go to Courseweb and on the grades page there is a column that lists the paper you must review. Then click here to download the paper.
  • After you download the paper, read it and using a red pen make any corrections or edits on the paper.
  • When you complete the above steps, complete this Review Form and staple it to the paper you reviewed and submit this package in class.

Step 6: Make Revisions and Resubmit

Step 7: Poster and Power Point Presentation

Information from the Writing Center

There are 18 faculty from the writing center that will be grading the writing assignment papers. Each ENGR0012 section will have a lead contact for the class, however, any of the following instructors might be grading your paper.

Each paper this semester will be written by a team of two students. You are permitted to team with any student in any of the ENGR0012 sections. Thus, if you are in the 10 am section and your partner is in the 2 pm section, then it is possible your paper might be graded by either the 10 am or 2 pm lead writing instructor. However, it is also possible that your paper will be graded by one of the other writing center faculty members. You can contact all of these instructors at the University Writing Center . The instructors are:

Beth Bateman Newborg,
Director, English/Freshman Engineering Writing Program
Amanda Brant Keely Bowers Janine Carlock
Michael Cornelius Barbara Edelman Libby Ferda  
Emelyn Fuhrman Deb Galle Nancy Koerbel
Katy Rank Lev Julianne McAdoo Tyler McAndrew
Dan Mcmillan Rachel McTernan Renee Prymus
Josh Zeleznick Jane Zellmann  

Information on Sustainability - not a complete list, just an introduction

Presentation Tips

Power Point presentations are required for each paper. The presentations will take place at the conference. For more information review the following material:

Here are a few sites that have tips for making posters.

Thank You

This conference could not be possible without the help from the following people:


This paper partially fulfills a writing requirement for First Year (Freshman) Engineering students at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering. This paper is a student, not a professional, paper. This paper is based on publicly available information and may not be a complete analyses of all relevant data. If this paper is used for any purpose other than these authors’ partial fulfillment of a writing requirement for First Year (Freshman) Engineering students at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, the user does so at his or her own risk.