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​Technical Writing Awards

​Each year, out of the 300 students that take Technical Writing, several will be nominated to receive a Technical Writing Award. Instructors submit the top research papers for consideration, and through an annual judging session, a winner is selected. The distinction appears on the winner’s permanent transcript from the university.

2017

Grand Prize

  • Vihar Desu, Genomics in the New Age of Healthcare

Awards of Excellence

  • Christopher Lin, Rise of Taiwanese Identity – Societal Perspective
  • Sara McCuthceon, Seeing Through the Eyes of a Shrimp
  • Jacqueline Pielli, Numerical Study on the Prevalence of Young Adult Book-to-Movie Adaptations and Analysis of their Box Office Success

Awards of Merit

  • Paige Cloonan, From a Healthy Heart to Transplant: The Potential of Artificial Hearts
  • Paul Kwon, The Advent of a Novel Gene Editing Tool, CRISPR Cas9
  • Jaedyn Larson, Investigation of the Efficiency of Packed Column Distillation for the Purposes of Vodka

Honorable Mentions

  • Ari Cotler, Overcoming the Inefficiency of Solar Energy Conversion Technology by Combining Photovoltaic and Thermal Modalities
  • Carter Durno, Establishing a CubeSat Program at Washington University in St. Louis
  • Emily Weber, Why I Want Nuclear Power in My Missouri Back Yard – And You Should


2013

Winners

Honorable Mentions

  • Jodi Small
  • Robert Hinshaw

2012

Winners

Honorable Mentions

  • Marie Swarzenski
    Phantom Limb Phenomena: Mechanisms and Management
  • Jennifer Gao
    The Future of Retail: How RFID Technology Will Revolutionize Shopping
  • Steven Peterson
    Mind Reader: The Power of BCI’s
  • Kathleen Hiltz
    Acoustic Analysis of Weissman Hall
  • Yinong Wang
    A Proposal to Reform the Current Grant Review System for Federally-Funded Basic Sciences Research in the United States
  • Elizabeth Worley
    Co-Localization of SHC1 and CTNND1 in HER2 Overexpressed Cells
  • Nick Pittore
    Measurement and evolution of cell volume fractions in a tissue engineered model of fibrotic myocardium

2011

Winners

Honorable Mentions

  • Jerry Fong
  • Daniel Jones
  • Pavi Anand

2010

Winners

Honorable Mentions