COUNCIL ON BASIC WRITING INNOVATION (INNY) AWARD
At the annual 4C (Conference on College Composition and Communication) meeting, Robby Nadler, Kristen Miller (Head of the Division of Biology), and Christy Desmet received the Council on Basic Writing's Award for Innovation for UGA's Science Writing Project. Only one award is given each year nationally. A collaboration between the UGA Writing Center, Division of Biology, First-year Composition, and the Writing Intensive Program, the Project involved a study of how advanced humanities writers respond to biology lab reports in order to isolate science writing knowledge gaps. The study resulted in enhanced training for our Writing Center consultants and a science writing handbook for Biology 1107L, authored by Robby as Assistant Director of the Writing Center. This semester, he also piloted the university’s first FYC class on science writing.