Biology Student Wins First Place for Poetry Performance at Undergraduate Student Symposium

For Qaas Shoukat, the inspiration for his project and participation in the 2016 Undergraduate Student Symposium was simple: He wanted to share his love of history with his fellow students. Mixing biographical research with the aesthetics of spoken word, Shoukat explored the enduring legacies of playwright William Shakespeare and French philosopher/mathematician Rene Descartes by performing original poems in which he assumed their voices and spotlighted their ideas and bodies of work.

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