Guggenheim Fellow and Lanan Literary Award-Winner, author Gish Jen, spoke at the McKinney Writing Contest Awards ceremony on April 12th. The McKinney Contest recognizes top writers in the Rensselaer student community. An average of 250 students enter each year to compete for a total of more than $4,000. Prizes are awarded for undergraduate and graduate students in: Poetry, Creative Prose and Drama, Academic Essay, and Electronic Mixed Media Using Language. See the 2023 list of winners here.