2017 Crouse Award Winners

Each year at the annual Writing Showcase, the Professional Writing Program announces the winners of the Crouse Awards in Professional Writing, scholarships offered to undergraduate students in the Professional Writing major and graduate students with secondary concentrations in Professional Writing. The winners of the 2017 Crouse Awards can be found below, along with the names of the alumni judges for the undergraduate awards and the faculty judges for the graduate awards:

Awards for Undergraduate Students
Crouse Writing & Publishing: Blair Newton and Caitlynn Lawson

Crouse Technical Writing: Megan Smith

Study Abroad: Megan Smith

Awards for Graduate Students
Crouse Emergent Scholar: Jeffrey Gerding

Crouse Promising Scholar: Allegra Smith

Internship in Academic Publishing: Devon Cook

Alumni Judges: Mary Adkins, Class of 2015 (Production Manager, Treefrog Marketing); Steven Thorton, Class of 2014 (Technical Writer, Dematic Corporation, Grand
Rapids, MI); Callie Leuck, Class of 2010 (Medical Writer, Avant Healthcare); Angie Klink, Class of 1981 (Author, Historian, Publisher, Marketer, Copywriter, Freelance)

Faculty Judges: Jenny Bay, Associate Professor; Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Professor; Bradley Dilger, Associate Professor and Director of Introductory Composition; Michael J. Salvo, Associate Professor and Director of Professional Writing; Patricia Sullivan, Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Rhetoric and Composition

Professional Writing Showcase 2017 Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered, and attended this year’s Professional Writing Showcase! The event was a great success, with insightful presentations, intelligent conversations, and impressive visual design. Below you can find a list of this year’s Professional Writing Showcase winners:

Best Overall Project: Kija Davis – “Mentoring Skills on FIRST Robotics Teams” (Instructor: Jeff Gerding)

Best Collaborative Project: Daniel Miller, Kendra Moyers, Kaela Disney – “Iconographic Tracking of the Google Logo” (Instructor: Erin Brock Carlson)

Best Visual Design: Katherine Lin – “Aortic Stenosis and Treatment with Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)” (Instructor: Dan Kenzie)

People’s Choice: Daniel Miller, Kendra Moyers, Kaela Disney – “Iconographic Tracking of the Google Logo” (Instructor: Erin Brock Carlson)

Instructor IGNITE Session, 1st Place: Erin Brock Carlson, “Iconographic Tracking as a Method for Community Engagement”

Instructor IGNITE Session, 2nd Place: Sherri Craig, “pwn-ing History”

Cover Design Contest: Caitlynn Lawson

Mark Hannah published in Nature

Mark Hannah (PhD, 2011) has been published in Nature!
Hannah’s article looks at communication between scientists, and how technical communicators can help them collaborate more effectively. Arizona State University has published a summary of the article, and the full article, Bridge the Planetary Divide, can be found in Nature.

Graduate student presentations at ATTW 2015 conference

Graduate student presentations at ATTW 2015 in Tampa, Florida

Constructing Knowledge through the Mundane: The Role of Technical Communication in the Apollo Project
Charlotte Hyde

Mobile Student Work Practices in the Study Abroad Class
Adam Strantz

Finding Our Place in Space: Comparing the Values of Design in Technical Communication and Urban Design
Fernando Sánchez

Exploring How Students Attribute Value to Technical Writing Instruction in the Disciplines
Daniel Kenzie

Seeing Red: California’s Drought and Cartographic Clarity
Daniel Liddle