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National Academy of Engineering 2008 Bernard M. Gordon Prize Recipient
The 2008 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technological Education was awarded to ITL Program and Laboratory founding co-directors Dr. Jacquelyn Sullivan and Dr. Lawrence Carlson "for the Integrated Teaching and Learning Program that infuses hands-on learning throughout K-16 engineering education to motivate and prepare tomorrow's engineering leaders."
The Gordon Prize is one of the most prestigious and respected awards made by the National Academy of Engineering. This annual award recognizes advancements in education that develop innovative and effective engineering leaders. In addition to national recognition, the award provides $500,000 to support continued development, refinement and dissemination of the innovation.
Since 1992, the ITL Program has set a standard for engineering education across the nation, inspiring other programs to build facilities modeling the ITL Laboratory. The ITL Program continues to be a leader in K-12 and undergraduate hands-on engineering education by improving and expanding technological resources for students and educators. Thousands of visitors annually take advantage of the exposed engineering design and hands-on exhibits, marveling at their engineering creativity and enjoying the pure wonder of their design. The ITL Program is grateful for this incredible honor and recognizes the national importance of accelerating engineering educational innovation.
“Engineering is about creating things that have never existed before. It’s about imagination and innovation. It’s about making a difference in the world.” – Dr. Jacquelyn F. Sullivan and Dr. Lawrence E. Carlson
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