Izabelle Hood celebrates her award with mentor Dan Beachy-Quick at CURC’s closing ceremony on April 18, 2024. Photo courtesy of Izabelle Hood.

Each April, Colorado State University’s Office for Undergraduate Research and Artistry hosts the Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity (CURC) Showcase, in which CSU undergraduates present and perform a range of scholarly and artistic work across disciplines.

This year’s event took place on April 18 at the Lory Student Center, and the Department of English is so proud to celebrate three English majors who were selected as 2024 winners! Please join us in congratulating the following outstanding students:

Best in Show — Creative Writing

Izabelle Hood
College of Liberal Arts
“Burnt Songs”
Mentor: Dan Beachy-Quick and Matthew Cooperman

Excellence in Liberal Arts Research

Ali Niaz
College of Liberal Arts
“The Rocket Scientist vs. The Journalist: A Battle Within Culture”
Mentor: Jenny Fischer

College Honors

Alex Mccraw
College of Liberal Arts
“For Dear Life”
Mentor: Joanna Doxey

To learn more about CURC and view the complete list of winners, visit: https://tilt.colostate.edu/oura/current-students/showcase/curc/