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Miles A. Kimball Receives STC’s Ken Rainey Award

Miles A. Kimball Receives STC’s Ken Rainey Award

Miles A. Kimball Receives STC’s Ken Rainey Award

May 15, 2019

The Society for
Technical Communication (STC) recently awarded Miles A. Kimball, professor of
communication and media in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
at Rensselaer, the Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research.

The award, given out annually, recognizes researchers who have made positive, significant contributions to the field of technical communication. It is given to mark a lifetime of quality research in the field and bestowed in honor of Ken Rainey, a late professor and STC fellow who devoted much of his life and career to research.

Kimball is honored by the STC for his "major contributions to research on the history of technical communication and document design and for providing research to broaden our understanding of the creation of technical communication as ubiquitous in contemporary experience." His research focuses on information design, data visualization, pedagogy, and the history of technical communication.


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