Congratulations to the 2022 A&S First-Year Seminar Symposium Winners
Students in the College of Arts and Sciences presented their First-Year Seminar (FYS) projects for the Annual FYS Symposium in the Gengras Student Union that took place on Friday, Dec. 2. A&S alumni and faculty judged the students’ collaborative presentations.
All first-year A&S students are required to take the FYS course to help develop and enhance writing, speaking, teamwork, and critical thinking skills. Students select an FYS course that interests them from a list of diverse topics; all FYS courses are led by engaged full-time faculty members.
Here are this year’s winning presentations:
Best Demonstration of Creative Thinking:
Medical Humanities, with Professor of English and Modern Languages Nels Highberg
Judged by Dakota Nanton, Zee Onuf, Ines Rivera, and T. Stores.
Best Demonstration of Critical Thinking:
Media Consumption and Disinformation, with Professor of Communication Sundeep Muppidi
Judged by Ayelet Brinn, Kelly McGeever, Beth Richards, and Adam Silver.
Most Interdisciplinary Presentation:
Roots and Routes of EDM, with Professor of English and Modern Languages Nels Highberg
Judged by Tatum Krause, Barb Haines, Judith Kelly, and Katharine Owens.
Most Professional Presentation:
Fact and Fiction: History and Literature, with Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies Amy Weiss
Judged by Eric Litsky, Janel MacDermott, Arielle Aikens-Lastrina, Olaleye Onikuyide, and Lon Seidman.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Award:
The Black Radical Tradition, with Assistant Professor of Communication Goyland Williams
Judged by Nathan Duford, Shivangi Nangia, Edwin Grimsley, and Margaret Tarampi
Student Choice Award:
The Neuroscience of Black Mirror, with Associate Professor of Biology Andrew Koob
Selected by the FYS students in attendance at the symposium.