*CANCELLED* Integrating Applied Science and Communication: Developing Technical Writing Through Hydroponics

Series: CTLT Institute

Event Date & Time

  • June 5, 2024
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description


This event is part of the CTLT Spring Institute, taking place from June 3–6, 2024.

In this session, attendees will explore the transformative potential of integrating experiential learning with technical writing, using the development of hydroponics tanks by engineering students as a primary case study. This hands-on project not only facilitated practical engineering skills, but also honed students’ abilities to communicate complex ideas effectively. The learning outcomes are designed to highlight the multifaceted benefits of such an approach, including enhanced student engagement, improved writing skills in technical contexts and the promotion of active learning strategies.

Session Learning Outcomes:

  • Exploring how to design experiential learning projects that complement and enhance technical writing skills
  • Gaining insights into effective methods for evaluating both the technical and communicative aspects of student projects
  • Providing a walk-through example of student projects, materials and reflections



  • Weaver (Amber) Shaw, Lecturer, Vantage College
  • Ainsley Camps, Educational Developer, CTLT



Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Please note this room is located through the CTLT offices of the 2nd floor in IKBLC.