Congratulations to Adam Shugar for winning the Hoefer Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing!
The Hoefer Prize recognizes outstanding Stanford undergraduate writing in Writing in the Major (WIM) courses. Adam was selected for his paper in Chemeng 185A, "High Incubation Temperature Reduces Biofuel Productivity of Genetically Engineered E. coli". Prizes may be awarded in all areas of the undergraduate curriculum: humanities, social sciences, natural and mathematical sciences, and engineering.
Each student prize winner is presented with a certificate, an inscribed book, and a monetary award at an awards ceremony in the Spring.
A faculty selection committee (composed of members from all the cluster areas) judges submissions according to criteria appropriate for the discipline. In addition, such general criteria as clarity, focus, organization, argumentation and style are included.