Teaching Entering Graduate Students the Role of Journal Articles in Research


  • Priscilla J. Hill Mississippi State University


Graduate students need to understand the role of technical articles in research and to become familiar with the journal submission process. Although this knowledge is important to their careers, it is rarely included in coursework. To correct this, class discussion on the role of technical articles in research as well as the submission process has been implemented in a graduate level chemical engineering thermodynamics course. Assessment results for this approach are presented.

Author Biography

Priscilla J. Hill, Mississippi State University

Priscilla J. Hill is currently an assistant professor at Mississippi State University. Her research interests include solids processing, crystallization, and particle technology. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Clemson University and her Ph.D. degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has taught design and thermodynamics courses at the undergraduate level and a graduate course on thermodynamics.