Good question. Use this article in 266 or even 260 to analyze definitions. Who is the audience for this piece? What is its purpose? How does the writer expand the definition and use the senses to help readers visualize the technology? Great for an in-class exercise or homework.
A great article about the “soft skills” scientists need in an industry job—working in teams, responding appropriately to different situations, and explaining technical material to a lay audience—all skills that we teach in our science and technical communication classrooms.
What you may lack or need to improve, however, are “soft skills,” like understanding when to push forward and when to let others lead, how to work nicely with a team, how to analyze the politics of the workplace and respond appropriately, and how to explain technical material to a lay audience. Academe is an insular world, and conducting scientific research can be a relatively solitary endeavor, but in order to succeed in an industry job, you must be able to work and communicate not only with other scientists, but also with nonscientists.