What is your major? What are some of the most interesting courses you've taken in that major, or will soon take? What are some of the most interesting aspects of your major?
What are your career plans? What's going to be interesting or challenging about the work you see yourself doing? What topics for the technical report project are there in your career plans?
Are you working now? What's interesting or challenging about what you do now? What topics for the technical-report project are there in your current work?
Think about problems -- What local, regional, national, international problems do you know something about or have an interest in? What topics for the technical-report project can you think of relating to problems?
Think about technology--especially new technologies. Are there any that are of particular interest to you? Do you know something about a particular technology (cloud computing, solar devices, laser medical equipment)? What topics for the technical-report project can you think of relating to technology?
Think about fields of study and knowledge, particularly those involving science and technology. What reports topics do fields like alternative agriculture, alternative energy, artificial intelligence, health care, or virtual reality suggest?
What are your hobbies, your interests outside of work and school? What topics for the technical-report project do these suggest?
Think about what you are curious about, what you wish you knew more about? Any topics for the technical-report project there?