May 19, 2022

English Students Win Three of Four Awards for Student Research Symposium

The Student Research Symposium, an annual showcase of student research during USU’s Research Week, culminates with awards. In 2022, students from the English Department took three of the top four awards for Arts and Humanities.

Maryn Van Tassell, who presented on “The Buried Giant: Unearthing the Corruption of Organized Religion” and was mentored by Dr. Christine Cooper-Rompato, won the best undergraduate oral award.

Emily Joy Powell explored the genre of the traditional recipe card in “Not Your Grandma’s Kitchen: Recipe Cards in the Digital Age” and won best oral presentation in the graduate division.

R. Elle Smith took home the prize for best graduate poster with “Dynamics of Difference: Creating a Translingual Class at Utah State University.” Both Emily and R. Elle completed their research as part of English 6810, taught by Dr. Joyce Kinkead.

Congratulations to all winners and mentors!