Technical Report Topic Ideas

any major:
technology management
issues in technical writing or communications
multi-cultural/multinational issues
competition for consumers
professional problem
professional code of ethics
implementing an ombudsman program
product liability
on site security--data, people or materials
workplace violence
outsourcing 
new overtime regulations

accounting:
inventory systems
pension/ stock option problems
corporate contributions to political parties
executive compensation
prevention of accounting fraud
risk analysis

agriculture:
land use management
genetically altered plants
control of crown gall in ornamental plants
methods of crop estimation/pricing/futures
bioterrorism in crops 

architecture:
options in environmental or natural disaster proof structures (floods, fires, earthquakes, etc.)
landscape designs for different environments (drought, boggy, etc.)
solar heating or cooling designs
lighting systems for large structures
restoration methods for old and/or historic buildings

aviation:
wind shear problems and solutions
pilot retirement or retention  issues
training and safety procedures
global positioning systems
runway incursion solutions
aircraft fatigue
competing materials for aircraft structures
screening/security issues
options in aircraft for corporate use
small airport management

biology/pre-med
liability insurance/malpractice reform
options in diagnosis or treatment
medicare/medicaid  issues
wellness education
physician education and training
medical school curriculum updates--patient communication, grief training, etc.

biomedical engineering:
options in treatment/rehabilitation
artificial joints or prosthetics (foot joints, etc.)
competing tests (Pap, prostate, etc.) or treatment options
materials options
synthetic polymers for artificial hearts
competing equipment (MRI’s, etc.)
methods of feeding patients with physical impairment

business:
 personnel issues
crisis management
product failure and/or liability
business data storage systems
accountability/consumer confidence issues

chemical engineering:
waste control or disposal systems
synthetic technologies
desulfurication of coal
disposal of PCB’s
flue gas clean up
 
civil engineering:
options in structures (bridges, road surfaces, types of roofs or roofing systems)
types of water treatment systems
security design and retrofitting issues (terrorism or fire, etc.)
energy usage /environmental impact

computer information systems:
network security systems
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
preparing students for a technological world
computer or system virus prevention
limiting computer access

computer science:
CD-Rom data retrieval systems
language for artificial intelligence speech recognition
intelligence gathering systems
espionage in the industry
safeguarding national security

construction technologies:
competing structures
materials options
safety issues
radon control methods
solar heating or cooling systems

dietetics/nutrition:
nutrition programs for the school
competing nutrition plans (for weight loss, diabetes management, pregnancy, athletes, etc.)
childhood obesity prevention
workplace programs
 
education:
innovations in teaching
options available within curricula
evaluation or accountability procedures
teacher recruitment and retention
self esteem theory in the classroom
drug or alternative treatments for ADD or ADHD students
funding for education
methods of math education
critical thinking versus content issues
arts education programs

electrical engineering:
telecommunication options
fiber optic solutions
voice recognition systems
power grid structure updates or options
laser technology

English
methods of teaching literature
communication skills or resources for the workplace
literacy programs for a community

environmental science:
alternative energy sources
industrial retrofitting for environmental reasons
educating the public/ or in the schools
industry/environmental alliances or pilot programs

finance:
insider trading prevention strategies
savings plans for the middle class
bank merger regulations
mutual funds/pension funds accountability
corporate liability in financial documents/transactions

fitness/wellness:
methods of testing for steroids or (other drugs)
competing equipment for health club
injury prevention training programs
measurement of blood oxygen levels

forestry:
forest fire prevention techniques
prescribed burning problem/solution

human resource management:
flexible benefits packages
recruitment policies
retention policies
lifelong learning options

journalism:
diversity in reporting
ethics in the newsroom
reporting sensitive/classified materials or news leaks

 marketing
product placement
product or company branding
company image makeovers

mechanical engineering:
composite uses in automobile designs
non-metallic engine components
competing fuel technologies
security design innovations
waste heat recovery
robotics

nursing:
nurse burnout and retention
changing role of technology
managed care changes
nationwide registry / tracking system for nurses dismissed due to suspected wrongful death

pre-veterinary :
biological terrorism
euthanasia issues
methods of controlling illnesses
methods of increasing productivity in herds
vaccination issues

psychology:
employee testing
options in assistance programs
profiling technologies/success rates

speech pathology:
competing technologies of hearing assistance/speech recognition systems
competing assistance programs
competing technological innovations