Stanford University's "Writing Matters"

Stanford University's Program in Writing and Rhetoric has an initiative called "Writing Matters: A Writing Matters: a series about writing's connection with academic and professional success.

The program offers a collection of videos that features PWR Faculty Director Nicholas Jenkins speaking with ten members of Stanford's faculty in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering about the importance of communication in their disciplines and about why writing matters to them. The PWR captioned videos appear below:

Ravi Vakil, Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University:


Mark Kasevich, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford University:


Margot Gerritsen, Associate Professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University and Director of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering:


Julie Kennedy, Professor (Teaching) of Environmental Earth System Science at Stanford University:


Deborah M Gordon, Deborah M. Gordon, Professor of Biology at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment.


Christopher Edwards, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy:


Susan McConnell, Susan B. Ford Professor of Humanities and Sciences in the Department of Biology at Stanford University:


Susan Holmes, Professor of Statistics and Bio-X at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Mathematical and Computational Sciences Interdisciplinary Program:


Richard Zare, Margaret Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University.


Mehran Sahami, Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University: