JRMC Faculty Team Win Third Place in FYC Competition

Professor Kim Fox

Professor of practice Kim Fox and associate professor of practice Nadine El Sayed won third place in the Futurize Your Course pitch competition, organized as part of the Research and Creativity Convention on March 31. Congratulations to the JRMC team who participated in the FYC competition. This portrays a great degree of hard work, passion and dedication all year long.

The competition included 10 teams of faculty members from different departments across AUC presenting their visions of futurizing a course of their choice to fit the needs of 2040.

Fox and El Sayed presented a plan to develop their Multimedia Writing and Production (JRMC 2202) course, introducing artificial intelligence (AI) components to the course to help equip their students for the future of the industry. Their plan included training students on using AI to understand audiences and trends, to collect and understand data as well as in reporting and writing.

Yasmine Soheim and Alyssa Young, instructors at the Department of Rhetoric and Composition, won first place with their new “Impact Through Research” course. Naglaa Samir Ismail, associate professor of practice at the Department of Arts, Hoda Mostafa, professor of practice and director of the Center for Learning and Teaching, and Magda Mostafa, associate professor of practice at the Department of Architecture, won second place with their new interdisciplinary course titled 'Progressive Design: The future by Design.'