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The winners of RPI’s writing contest were announced last night, and I placed first in the graduate student essay category, winning $300, with my essay “Finding Rhetorical Agency in the Data Science Machine: Understanding Emerging Climate Change Arguments from Automated Data Modeling.”

Last year I came in second with my essay “The Path of Least Resistance: An exploration of non-human agency in a workplace survey.”

I am noticing a trend… despite having different contest judges both years, they appear to like papers that discuss technology and agency.

Congratulations to the other winners!