Department of Rhetoric & Writing
Department of Rhetoric & Writing

Dr. Clay Spinuzzi and Colleagues Receive James M. Lufkin Award

Thu, August 1, 2019
Dr. Clay Spinuzzi and Colleagues Receive James M. Lufkin Award
The James M. Lufkin Award is awarded each year to the best conference paper at the IEEE ProComm conference. This year's award went to "Go or No Go: Learning to Persuade in an Early-Stage Student Entrepreneurship Program" by Clay Spinuzzi, David Altounian, and Gregory D. Pogue. This paper described what the team learned by observing and interviewing students enrolled in the Student Entrepreneur Acceleration and Launch program, which was offered in 2017 by the Austin Technology Incubator.
 
According to the IEEE awards page, "the James M. Lufkin Award recognizes the best conference paper submitted to IPCC Proceedings. The winner is selected by the IPCC Conference Committee in consultation with the PCS Awards Committee.

The award was re-named for James M. Lufkin in 2008. James M. Lufkin served multiple terms on the PCS AdCom and multiple terms as Society President. In 1975, he received PCS’s first Alfred N. Goldsmith Award for outstanding achievement in technical communication, and he was awarded an IEEE Millennium Medal in 2000. The achievement we particularly honor in naming the best conference award for him is his core role in chairing a series of conferences (1973, 1975, 1977) on the future of scientific journals."

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