Distinguished Contributions to Public Service in a Pre-College Environment

A plaque was awarded for furthering the professional and technical goals of the IEEE Computer Society in a pre-college environment.

This award was discontinued in June 2014
 

 

Past recipients for Distinguished Contributions to Public Service in a
Pre-College Environment

 2014  John D. Carpinelli For outstanding contributions to pre-college STEM education with an emphasis on students from underrepresented populations.
 2013  Nagiza Samatova For outstanding teaching and mentoring of pre-college students in research projects.
 2011  Thomas Barrett For inspired leadership and dedication in promoting the use of modern technology in education both locally and internationally.
 2006  Jennifer Fernquist  
 2005  Angelina Lim  
 2003  Robert Reilly For your vision and leadership in developing international virtual learning communities to evolve K-12 educational theory, curriculum, and pedagogy through the active exchange of information, ideas and technological innovation.
 1999  Martha Davies For her efforts in founding QuipuNet, a grassroots, 'virtual' organization for Peruvians around the world, to channel education, information and aid to Latin countries, with emphasis on Peru.
 1998  Sally Goldberg

 

IEEE Computer Society Honors Two Pre-College Educators

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 4 April 2014 – IEEE Computer Society has issued two 2014 Distinguished Contributions to Public Service in a Pre-College Environment Awards to pre-college educators.

John D. Carpinelli, professor of electrical and computer engineering and executive director of the Center for Pre-College Programs at New Jersey Institute of Technology, was cited "for outstanding contributions to pre-college STEM education with an emphasis on students from underrepresented populations."

Nagiza Samatova, a professor with the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University, was recognized "for outstanding teaching and mentoring of pre-college students in research projects."

Carpinelli's research interests include engineering education research, interconnection networks, and multiprocessor systems. He primarily teaches courses in computer architecture and freshman engineering.

He is the author of "Computer Systems Organization and Architecture," a textbook used at more than 200 universities in the United States and other countries. In 2004, Carpinelli was named a Master Teacher. He holds a bachelor's degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a master's degree and PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Samatova specializes in computational biology and high-performance data mining, knowledge discovery, and statistical data analysis. A senior research scientist in the Computational Biology Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Samatova is the author of more than 200 publications, two patents, and the book "Practical Graph Mining with R." 

She received her BS degree in applied mathematics from Tashkent State University, Uzbekistan; a PhD in mathematics from the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; and an MS in computer science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Samatova has supervised dozens of young researchers, and three high school teams she mentored were national finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology.

For information about the award, visithttp://www.computer.org/portal/web/awards/precollege.

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** Past recipient announcement **

UK Teacher Tom Barrett Wins Pre-College Award

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 4 April, 2011 – British primary school teacher Tom Barrett is the 2011 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributions to Public Service in a Pre-College Environment Award.

Barrett, a speaker and "curator of ideas," in addition to being a teacher, said he uses "the very best educational technology to inspire and engage children in their learning." He said he has a particular interest in helping teachers connect and learn together using online tools.

Barrett was selected as the recipient of the Computer Society's 2011 Distinguished Contributions to Public Service in a Pre-College Environment Award "for inspired leadership and dedication in promoting the use of modern technology in education both locally and internationally."

The award consists of a plaque, and is presented to individuals who have furthered the professional and technical goals of the IEEE Computer Society in a pre-college environment.

During his decade as a primary-school teacher, Barrett has taught at three different Nottinghamshire schools; as a specialist ICT teacher; floating staff member, full-time K-6 classroom teacher, and deputy headteacher.

Barrett pioneered the use of a Phillips multi-touch surface device for developing learning applications. He sits on the steering group for Durham University's SynergyNet project that is researching the future path of multi-touch pedagogy.

In addition, he represented primary teachers from the UK at the inaugural World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE 2009) in Doha, Qatar. It gathered 1,000 leading education stakeholders, opinion leaders, and decision-makers from 120 countries.

He worked to bring Google's teacher academy event to London last year, marking the first time Google held the teacher training event outside of the US. Barrett held a key role in planning, organizing and delivering the program at Google headquarters in London.

In early 2010, Barrett inspired teachers, publishers and companies to work together at the BETT show. During TeachMeet Takeover, teachers spoke about free tools and ideas for the classroom, in the booths of those companies represented at the world's largest educational technology trade show. This helped to usher in a more cohesive working relationship between the commercial sector and educators.

He has acted as curator for numerous training resources, including the Interesting Ways series and Maths Maps. Through the use of crowdsourcing, Barrett has redefined the way educational resources are created and raised the bar in terms of high-quality, practical resources made by teachers for teachers.

Nominations for the pre-college award are accepted throughout the year. The award nomination requires a minimum of 1 endorsement. For more information about the award, visit http://www.computer.org/portal/web/awards/precollege.

Past recipients include Jennifer Fernquist (2006), Angelina Lim (2005), Robert Reilly (2003), Martha Davies (1999), and Sally Goldberg (1998).

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